Despite representing a miniscule fraction of overall discretionary spending by the federal government—six one-hundredths of one percent (0.06%) in FY 2017—U.S. international FP/RH assistance has generated disproportionate political opposition from anti-contraception activists both inside and outside the U.S. government. At the same time, the program has delivered innumerable health, social, and economic benefits to women around the world.
Global Health Council (GHC) member PAI has an interactive graph to view the historical trends in U.S. government financial support for international family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) programs. Interact with the tool.
For more than a decade, the US government has made smart, strategic investments to combat malaria worldwide. These investments, alongside those of our partners, have yielded remarkable results in reducing the burden of the disease and promoting economic growth in malaria-endemic countries. Now we have reached a critical juncture, and there is both an opportunity and an urgent need to catalyze further progress.
In Accelerating US Progress¸ GHC-member PATH recommends specific actions the Administration, Congress, and relevant agencies can take to help ensure that malaria is never a death sentence, whether for a young African child or an American soldier in arms deployed overseas.
This brief lays out an investment case for what is needed, challenging US leadership to match a bold vision for malaria control and elimination with full funding for malaria programs, intensified support for R&D, and continued efforts to leverage US influence globally to achieve this vision. Access brief.
This new fact sheet from GHC-member NCD Child provides key information and figures in relation to the growing epidemic of noncommunicable diseases in children, youth, and young adults. It is available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, French and Arabic. Access fact sheet.
This new issue brief from the Frontline Health Workers Coalition, IntraHealth International, and Medtronic Foundation provides information and key statistics on the role of frontline health workers in addressing the growing burden of non-communicable diseases. The tool is a contraction of the more detailed policy analysis on frontline health workers and NCDs.
This infographic from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conveys key figures and statistics about the global impact of noncommunicable diseases. Access infographic.