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Institute of Medicine (US) Committee on the US Commitment to Global Health. The US Commitment to Global Health: Recommendations for the Public and Private Sectors. Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2009.

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

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Acronyms and Abbreviations

AAMC

Association of American Medical Colleges

ACT

artemisinin-based combination therapy

AIDS

acquired immunodeficiency syndrome

AITRP

AIDS International Training and Research Program

AMC

Advance Market Commitment

AMFm

Affordable Medicines Facility for Malaria

ASMQ

artesunate and mefloquine

BCG

bacille Calmette-Guérin (vaccine against TB)

BHGI

Breast Health Global Initiative

BMS

Bristol Myers Squibb

CDC

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CVD

cardiovascular disease

DALY

disability-adjusted life-year

DGPHCD

Division of Global Public Health Capacity Development

DHS

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

DNDi

Drugs for Neglected Diseases Institute

DOD

U.S. Department of Defense

DOTS

directly observed treatment, short-course (for TB)

EPA

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

FACT

Fixed-dose Artesunate-based Combination Therapies

FCTC

Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

FDA

Food and Drug Administration

FELTP

Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program

FETP

Field Epidemiology Training Program

FIC

Fogarty International Center

FRIND

Funds for R&D in Neglected Diseases

FY

fiscal year

GAVI

Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization

GBC

Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria

GDP

gross domestic product

GeoSentinel

Global Emerging Infections Sentinel Network

GHAI

Global HIV/AIDS Initiative (State Department)

GHC

Global Health Corps

GHS

Global Health Service

Global Fund

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria

GNI

gross national income

GOARN

Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network

HHS

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

HINARI

Health InterNetwork Access to Research Initiative

HPV

human papilloma virus

IANPHI

International Association of National Public Health Institutes

IDI

Infectious Diseases Institute

IDRC

International Development Research Centre

IEE

Independent External Evaluation

IHP+

International Health Partnership

IHR

International Health Regulations

IOM

Institute of Medicine

iOWH

Institute for OneWorld Health

LLIN

long-lasting insecticide-treated net

MDG

Millennium Development Goal

MDR-TB

multidrug-resistant tuberculosis

MIDRP

Military Infectious Diseases Research Program

MIT

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MPHI

Mesoamerican Public Health Institute

NGO

nongovernmental organization

NIH

National Institutes of Health

NPHI

National Public Health Institute

NSC

National Security Council

ODA

overseas development assistance

OECD

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development

OMB

Office of Management and Budget

PAL

Poverty Action Lab (MIT)

PDA

personal data assistant

PDP

product development partnership

PEPFAR

President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief

PHEIC

public health emergency of international concern

PhRMA

Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America

PPP

public-private partnership

Prep

pre-exposure prophylaxis

SAFE

surgery, antibiotics, face cleanliness, and environmental improvement

SARS

severe acute respiratory syndrome

STI

sexually transmitted infection

SWAp

Sector-Wide Approach

T.b.

Trypanosoma brucei

TB

tuberculosis

TDR

Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases

TEHIP

Tanzania Essential Health Interventions Project

UCSF

University of California, San Francisco

UN

United Nations

UNDP

United Nations Development Programme

UNESCO

United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization

UNICEF

United Nations Children’s Fund

USAID

U.S. Agency for International Development

WHO

World Health Organization

Copyright © 2009, National Academy of Sciences.
Bookshelf ID: NBK23808

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