U.S. Investments, Partnerships Key To Global Health Progress

The Hill: U.S. should take pride in the lifesaving role our foreign aid has provided
Kate Dodson, vice president for global health at the United Nations Foundation

“…[W]e’re at a pivotal moment to maintain strong support for global health. In the coming months and years, the U.S. and the world have key opportunities to fight deadly diseases and improve health for everyone. … Without strong U.S. investments in global health, we will backslide and tremendous progress will be lost. We all know diseases move fast and can be across the world in a matter of hours. That’s why countries stepping up to strengthen their own health systems also protects our own here in the U.S. We are in an integral chapter of the development story: countries stepping up to lead, with support from countries like America to catalyze and strengthen their investments. But the key word here is partnership — both parties doing their part to make lasting progress. As the world’s largest investor in global health, the U.S. government should take pride in the lifesaving role our foreign aid has made to millions” (2/22).