The U.S. has played a critical role in fighting diseases, developing effective programs, and building health systems throughout the world. Building on this legacy of leadership is more important than ever.
Sustained U.S. global health leadership requires well-resourced, operationally sound institutions that are able to develop and implement effective, equitable programs.
- Climate change, mass migration, zoonotic spillover, natural disasters, and changing disease patterns threaten global health progress. As the largest donor to global health programs, U.S. leadership is crucial to ushering in a new era of investments to transform the current system and ensure a safer, healthier future.
- A well-resourced, whole-of-government approach is essential to meet growing challenges. Cohesive, collaborative U.S. global health programs will enable far greater progress. Static investment thinly spread across multiple agencies and organizations will not adequately address global health challenges.
- In order to drive progress and offer life-saving return on U.S. investments, funding and policy decisions must be based on science, data, and evidence rather than politics.
For more on this topic, we suggest reading:
- A one-page overview of the issue
- GHC Statement on President Biden’s Supplemental Funding Request
- Community Letter to Congress on Food Insecurity & COVID-19 funding
- GHC letter to OMB – FY23 Recommended Funding Levels
- GHC letter to OMB – FY22 Recommended Funding Levels
- GHC’s Commitment from the Biden Administration’s 2nd COVID-19 Summit
- GHC’s Commitment from the Biden Administration’s 1st COVID-19 Summit
- U.S. Global Health Appropriations Funding Chart