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The US Commitment to Global Health: Recommendations for the Public and Private Sectors


Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); .
ISBN-13: 978-0-309-13821-5


The Institute of Medicine (IOM)—with the support of four U.S. government agencies and five private foundations—convened an expert committee to investigate the U.S. commitment to global health and articulate a vision for future U.S. investments and activities in this area. While global health encompasses the health of everyone (including U.S. citizens) and is a shared global aspiration that requires the work of many nations, this report focuses on the efforts of the United States, both its governmental and its nongovernmental sectors, to help improve health in low- and middle-income countries.

The committee examined whether the existing architecture, investments, and activities of the U.S. global health enterprise are optimally geared to achieving significant, sustainable, and measurable global health gains. This report communicates specific recommendations, not just for the U.S. government, but also for several nongovernmental sectors, including foundations, universities, nonprofit organizations, and commercial entities.

This study was supported by contracts between the National Academy of Sciences and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (Contract 43531); Burroughs Wellcome Fund (Contract 1007183); Google. org (Contract 4-2008); Merck Company Foundation (unnumbered grant); Rockefeller Foundation (Contract 2007 HE 005); U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (National Institutes of Health) (N01-OD-4-2139, TO #191); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Contract 200-2005- 13434); U.S. Department of Homeland Security (Office of International Affairs and Global Health Security, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs) (Contract HSHQDC-08-P-00190); and U.S. Department of State (Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation) (Contract SLMAQM-07-GR-227).

Suggested citation:

IOM (Institute of Medicine). 2009. The U.S. Commitment to Global Health: Recommendations for the Public and Private Sectors. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the view of the organizations or agencies that provided support for this project.

NOTICE: The project that is the subject of this report was approved by the Governing Board of the National Research Council, whose members are drawn from the councils of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine. The members of the committee responsible for the report were chosen for their special competences and with regard for appropriate balance.

Copyright © 2009, National Academy of Sciences.
Bookshelf ID: NBK23801PMID: 20662131DOI: 10.17226/12642


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