U.S. Leadership, Investments Vital To Global Health

The Hill: America’s leadership needed in global health
Rep. Ami Bera (D-Calif.), vice ranking member on the House Foreign Affairs Committee

“As a doctor, I believe the greatest symbol of American leadership is our investment in global health. Across the world, millions of people are healthier and safer because the United States has improved access to health care. … These investments have translated into historic gains. … But that progress is now under threat. … In the coming weeks, the House of Representatives will vote on government funding. The United Nations Population Fund and its partners … are critical in our fight to build a healthier world. I am urging my Democratic and Republican colleagues to fund America’s vital investments in global health. … Given the amazing progress the United States has made in improving global health, we can’t afford to back down. The world needs America to lead…” (9/13).