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U.S. Global Health Policy: In Focus “IOM Final Report on the U.S. Commitment to Global Health”

During this webcast, members of the Institute of Medicine’s committee on the U.S. Commitment to Global Health discussed the committee’s final report that concluded that the U.S. government and U.S.-based foundations, universities, nongovernmental organizations, and commercial entities have an opportunity to improve global health and provided specific recommendations for how these groups should proceed.

The U.S. Strategy For Combating Malaria Around the World: Looking Forward

The Kaiser Family Foundation held a briefing on June 17, 2009, to examine the U.S. government’s role in addressing malaria moving forward, including its strategic options for reducing the impact of the disease, and the current status of the development of the comprehensive malaria strategy.

The G-8 and the Obama Administration: What Happened on the Global Health Initiative and New Food Security Effort?

This briefing co-sponsored by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Global Health Policy Center examined the outcomes arising from the Group of Eight (G-8) summit in Italy in July 2009 relating to key global health issues, particularly the Obama Administration’s new Global Health Initiative and its newly launched global food security strategy.

Global Health Diplomacy: Advancing Foreign Policy and Global Health Interests

This article examines the growing attention to global health diplomacy and its future outlook as donor nations continue to face tight budgetary conditions. Authored by Joshua Michaud and Jennifer Kates of the Kaiser Family Foundation, the article was published in the inaugural issue of the Global Health: Science and Practice journal in…

2013 Survey of Americans on the U.S. Role in Global Health

The 2013 Survey of Americans on the U.S. Role in Global Health examines the American public’s views, knowledge and opinions of U.S. efforts to improve health for people in developing countries. The fifth in a series that began in 2009, the survey explores the public’s views on global health spending and foreign aid, their priorities for the U.S. in world affairs, and the attention they pay to the issue of health in developing countries.

U.S. Participation in International Health Treaties, Commitments, Partnerships, and Other Agreements

This report provides a comprehensive look at U.S. participation in 50 significant international treaties and agreements that directly or indirectly touch on health issues.

The U.S. role in such agreements has attracted renewed policy attention as a result of the Obama Administration’s Global Health Initiative, which includes a focus on stronger multilateral engagement on global health and development issues. Such international agreements help to establish political and legal commitments, formalize international relationships, and coordinate roles and responsibilities internationally.

U.S. Humanitarian Assistance and Global Health Policy: Opportunities and Barriers for More Effective Coordination

This brief presents key findings from a Kaiser Family Foundation review and analysis of the policy and financing landscape where U.S. humanitarian assistance and global health assistance meet. It also summarizes a July 2013 roundtable discussion convened by the Foundation focusing on opportunities, challenges, and potential next steps for more effective coordination between humanitarian assistance and global health programs.

Kaiser/UNAIDS Study Finds No Real Change In Donor Funding For HIV

This report from the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) evaluates international efforts to finance the response to the AIDS epidemic. The annual funding analysis finds donor governments disbursed US$7.86 billion toward the AIDS response in low-and middle-income countries in 2012, essentially unchanged from the US$7.63 billion level in 2011 after adjusting for inflation.