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Exploring the Global Health Initiative on the ground

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We have an enormous obligation to address the needs of other countries because we can, Executive Director of the U.S. Global Health Initiative (GHI) Lois Quam said at a Kaiser Family Foundation briefing Wednesday. “But we’re going to have to create new money by being more effective and efficient.”

It’s a familiar tune in the current economy.

But global health advocates are eager to see what changes the president’s ambitious six-year, $63 billion initiative is inciting on the ground – especially when many questions remain about what the GHI is and how it’s different from the programs previously in place.

The Kaiser event addressed some of these questions by exploring the rollout of the GHI…