Health is a highly valued, visible, and concrete investment that has the power to both save lives and enhance the credibility of the United States in the eyes of the world. While the United States has made a major commitment to global health, there remains a wide gap between existing knowledge and tools that could improve health if applied universally, and the utilization of these known tools across the globe.
The U.S. Commitment to Global Health concludes that the U.S. government and U.S.-based foundations, universities, nongovernmental organizations, and commercial entities have an opportunity to improve global health. The book includes recommendations that these U.S. institutions:
In doing so, the U.S. can play a major role in saving lives and improving the quality of life for millions around the world.
Institute of Medicine. 2009. The U.S. Commitment to Global Health: Recommendations for the Public and Private Sectors. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/12642.
|2 Scale Up Existing Interventions to Achieve Significant Health Gains
|3 Generate and Share Knowledge to Address Health Problems Endemic to the Global Poor
|4 Invest in People, Institutions, and Capacity Building with Global Partners
|5 Increase U.S. Financial Commitments to Global Health
|6 Set the Example of Engaging in Respectful Partnerships
|7 Call to Action
|Appendix A: Statement of Task
|Appendix B: Committee Biographies
|Appendix C: Public Committee Meeting Agendas
|Appendix D: Working Group Meeting Agendas
|Appendix E: Commissioned Paper: Global Health Governance Report--Lawrence O. Gostin and Emily A. Mok
|Appendix F: Commissioned Paper: Sharing Knowledge for Global Health--Anthony D. So and Evan Stewart
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