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The U.S. Department of Defense and Global Health: Infectious Disease Efforts

This report provides an overview of the Department of Defense’s infectious disease efforts related to global health. The report looks at how DoD’s infectious disease activities are organized internally and coordinated with other U.S. government agencies and partners.

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The U.S. Government and Global LGBT Health: Opportunities and Challenges in the Current Era

In recent years, the U.S. government has paid increasing attention to the health and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals around the world, utilizing both multilateral and bilateral channels. Still, however, many LGBT individuals continue to face stigma, discrimination, and violence, both within and outside of the health sector, which compromise their ability to access needed health services and can adversely affect health status. Moreover, in many countries, the barriers faced by LGBT individuals include discriminatory laws and policies. To explore opportunities and challenges facing the U.S. government in this arena, the Kaiser Family Foundation convened two roundtable discussions of high-level experts working on global LGBT health and rights as well as those working more broadly on global health. This issue brief summarizes the main points of discussion raised by roundtable participants, focusing on opportunities, challenges, and potential next steps for the U.S. government to consider in addressing the health needs of LGBT individuals around the world. It also provides an overview of global LGBT health issues, and reviews U.S. government efforts to address global LGBT health to date.

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Health Affairs Blog: What US Budget Cuts To Global Health Could Mean For Future Funding

In a Health Affairs blog post, Jen Kates and Adam Wexler of the Kaiser Family Foundation and Nafis Sadat and Joseph Dieleman of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation assess what cuts to U.S. global health funding as proposed in the Trump Administration FY 2018 budget request might mean in the…

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How Many Foreign NGOs Are Subject to the Expanded Mexico City Policy?

This brief looks at one of the key outstanding questions about the potential impact of the expanded Mexico City Policy (or “Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance”): the size of the universe of affected NGOs.

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A Check Up on U.S. Global Health Policy, After One Year of the Trump Administration

In this brief, we take stock of the U.S. global health response on the occasion of one year of the Trump Presidency and look ahead to the global health policy issues that are likely to be front and center in the coming months and years. We include a discussion of new KFF polling data (from January 2018) to provide an updated assessment of U.S. public support for global health programs.

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NGO Engagement in U.S. Global Health Efforts: U.S.-Based NGOs Receiving USG Support Through USAID

This report provides an analysis of U.S.-based non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that received global health funding from the U.S. government (USG) during FY 2013. It specifically focuses on funding provided to NGOs by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the largest implementer of global health activities among USG agencies and departments.

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Global Financing for Malaria: Trends & Future Status

This report finds that funding for global malaria control and elimination activities has risen from US$871 million in 2005 to US$2.6 billion in 2013. However, total funding is significantly below US$5.1 billion, the goal set by the Global Malaria Action Plan, which is a framework endorsed by world leaders in 2008 to reach global malaria reduction targets.
Additionally, support for malaria research and development (R&D) activities in 2013 was estimated to be US$549 million, below the estimated annual need of US$750-900 million and the lowest level of funding since 2007, the first year of available data.

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Analysis Finds Funding for Malaria Is Significantly Less than Estimated Need

A new Kaiser Family Foundation report finds that funding for global malaria control and elimination activities has risen from US$871 million in 2005 to US$2.6 billion in 2013. However, total funding is significantly below US$5.1 billion, the goal set by the Global Malaria Action Plan, which is a framework endorsed by…

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Web Briefing for Media: Key Issues Facing the 2015 World Health Assembly, from Ebola to WHO Reform

Every May, the member states of the World Health Organization (WHO) come together for the World Health Assembly, a key forum for discussing global health issues.  This year’s Assembly, held in Geneva on May 18-26, is particularly important as member states, including the U.S., reflect on the global response to Ebola,…

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Shaping the U.S. Global Health Policy Agenda: Key Considerations for the Future

In the latest post in the Policy Insights series, Jen Kates and Josh Michaud outline eight questions that are likely to shape the U.S. global health response in the last two years of the current presidential term and beyond. Follow Jen Kates and Josh Michaud on Twitter, and access previous columns…

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