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Key Global Health Positions and Officials in the U.S. Government

This fact sheet identifies key U.S. government global health positions and officials.

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The U.S. Government and the World Health Organization

This fact sheet provides information about the World Health Organization (WHO) and U.S. government funding and engagement with WHO.

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U.S. Global Health Legislation Tracker

This tracker provides a listing of global health-related legislation introduced in the current Congress.

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The U.S. Government & Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance

This fact sheet examines the Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance (also known as Gavi), an independent, public-private partnership and multilateral funding mechanism that aims to increase access to immunization in poor countries, and explores the role the U.S. government plays in supporting the partnership.

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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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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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The U.S. Government and Global Maternal and Child Health Efforts

This fact sheet provides a snapshot of global maternal and child health (MCH) and examines the U.S. government’s role in addressing MCH worldwide.

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UNFPA Funding & Kemp-Kasten: An Explainer

This fact sheet provides an overview of the history of the Kemp-Kasten amendment, which states that no U.S. funds may be made available to “any organization or program which, as determined by the president of the United States, supports or participates in the management of a program of coercive abortion or involuntary sterilization,” and examines its current application. Since enacted in 1985, Kemp-Kasten has often been used to withhold funding from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

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The U.S. Government and International Family Planning & Reproductive Health: Statutory Requirements and Policies

This fact sheet summarizes the major statutory requirements and policies pertaining to U.S. global family planning/reproductive health (FP/RH) efforts over time and identifies those currently in effect, including the Mexico City Policy and the Kemp-Kasten Amendment.

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The U.S. Government and Global Tuberculosis Efforts

This fact sheet explains the U.S. government’s role in addressing the global tuberculosis (TB) epidemic, including the history of U.S. involvement and funding trends.

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