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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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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Did You Know the Mexico City Policy prohibits foreign NGOs from providing or promoting abortion services as a condition for receiving U.S. global health assistance?

The Mexico City Policy: An Explainer

An overview of the Mexico City Policy, which requires foreign NGOs to certify that they will not “perform or actively promote abortion as a method of family planning” using funds from any source (including non-U.S. funds) as a condition for receiving most U.S. government global health assistance.

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Did you know More than 40 bills related to global health have been introduced in Congress?

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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U.S. Funding for Global Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs), FY 2006 – FY 2020 Request

The U.S. Government and Global Neglected Tropical Disease Efforts

This fact sheet examines the U.S. government’s role in addressing NTDs worldwide.

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The U.S. Government and Global Maternal & 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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Bar chart for U.S. Funding for UNFPA, FY 1985-FY 2019

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 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 Health

This fact sheet provides an overview of U.S. government global health policy and engagement.

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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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U.S. Global Health Funding, By Sector, FY 2019

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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