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The Helms Amendment and Abortion Laws in Countries Receiving U.S. Global Health Assistance

This brief examines abortion laws in countries that received certain U.S. foreign assistance to better understand the implications of the Helms Amendment (which prohibits the use of foreign assistance to pay for the performance of abortion as a method of family planning or to motivate or coerce any person to practice abortion) for abortion access globally.

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Breaking Down the U.S. Global Health Budget by Program Area

The U.S. government is the largest donor to global health in the world. This fact sheet breaks down the U.S. global health budget by program area: HIV/PEPFAR; tuberculosis (TB); malaria/the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI); the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria; maternal & child health (MCH); nutrition; family planning & reproductive health (FP/RH); global health security; and neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).

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Donor Government Funding for International Family Planning Declines After Increasing the Previous Three Years

A new KFF analysis finds donor government support for global family planning efforts totaled US$1.40 billion in 2020, a decline of US$114 million compared to last year’s level of US$1.52 billion. This decline in donor funding was largely due to the decreased funding from the UK, family planning’s second largest…

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Donor Government Funding for Family Planning in 2020

In 2020, donor government funding for family planning activities totaled US$1.40 billion, a decline of more than US$100 million compared to the 2019 amount (US$1.52 billion).

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The U.S. Congress and Global Health: A Primer

This primer provides an overview of congressional engagement in global health. It examines the structure of Congress and its role and key activities in global health. It then illustrates these by examining two global health examples: the creation and evolution of PEPFAR and the 2014/2015 Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

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The U.S. Government and International Family Planning & Reproductive Health Efforts

This fact sheet examines the U.S. government’s role in family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) worldwide.

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KFF COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor: Views On The U.S. Role In Global Vaccine Distribution

This report finds the public is generally supportive of U.S. distribution of vaccines internationally, though more likely to prefer the U.S. playing a major role versus a leading one, and there are partisan differences. The analysis also examines how different information affects the public’s views.

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As PEPFAR Nears its Two-Decade Mark, New Analysis Finds That Mortality Declined Substantially in PEPFAR Countries Over the Course of the Program

A new KFF analysis finds the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) program was associated with large declines in mortality in PEPFAR recipient countries since its creation in 2003. The new analysis takes a closer look at PEPFAR’s health impact by assessing the all-cause mortality rate in 90 PEPFAR…

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Assessing PEPFAR’s Impact: Analysis of Mortality in PEPFAR Countries

As the PEPFAR program approaches its two-decade mark and begins the process of developing the next five-year strategy, this new analysis finds the program was associated with large declines in mortality in PEPFAR recipient countries since its creation in 2003, suggesting that future investments will continue to yield significant health impacts.

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Tracking U.S. COVID-19 Vaccine Donations

This analysis assesses U.S. COVID-19 vaccine dose donations in order to gauge progress towards meeting stated global vaccination goals.

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