Tag Archives: GHI

Details on a US Policy Shift — More Investment in Women’s Health

By on .

This post is by John Donnelly, a former Boston Globe reporter and regular contributor to Science Speaks.  Less than two months ago, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton declared an increased US government commitment to international family planning and reproductive health programs, saying, “In the Obama administration, we are convinced of the value of investing in […]

Aren’t These Lives Worth Saving, Too?

By on .

This is a guest blog jointly submitted by Jerald C. Sadoff, MD, the President & Chief Executive Officer of the Aeras Global TB Vaccine Foundation and Mel Spigelman, MD, the President & Chief Executive Officer of the Global Alliance for TB Drug Development. In recent weeks, U.S.-based global health advocates have been scrutinizing and providing […]

Global Center Weighs in on GHI Blueprint

By on .

The Center for Global Health Policy has detailed its concerns with the Obama Administration’s proposed Global Health Initiative (GHI), raising particular questions about how U.S. efforts to combat global HIV and tuberculosis would fare under this new approach to global health. At issue is a “Consultation Document” the State Department released on Feb. 1, with […]

New GHI Resource from the Global Health Council

By on .

Many details of the Obama Administration’s Global Health Initiative are still murky, and it’s unclear just when we will learn more. In the meantime, the Global Health Council has launched a little Internet information hub about the GHI, with relevant documents, media coverage, and other related info. It’s at least a good starting point to […]

Letter to Clinton: Preserve PEPFAR's Autonomy, Keep it at State

By on .

Although Administration officials have said PEPFAR would be the “cornerstone” of its Global Health Initiative, HIV advocates and experts are worried that PEPFAR and the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator could actually have less visibility and authority under the GHI. The Administration has not yet detailed what the GHI’s governance will look like, […]

Blueprint for Global Health Initiative Raises Fresh Questions About Funding

By on .

The Obama Administration has finally lifted the curtain, if only for a preview, on its proposed $63 billion six-year Global Health Initiative (GHI), which the President first unveiled almost a year ago with a broad-brush call for a more integrated comprehensive approach to funding global health.  Amid much anticipation, the White House yesterday released a […]

PEPFAR's Five-Year Strategy Explained, Sort of

By on .

In a 90 minute meeting with HIV advocates and implementers today, Ann Gavaghan spent almost as much time explaining what PEPFAR’s new five-year strategy does not mean as what it does mean. The term “increased efficiencies” is not some code for budget cuts, Gavaghan promised, but rather a mandate to maximize the impact of PEPFAR […]

Doctor, Ag Official Tapped to Head USAID

By on .

The White House has finally moved to fill the top slot at USAID—with a doctor no less—ending months of angst and speculation about who would take that long-vacant post. Media reports indicate that President Obama will tap Rajiv Shah, MD, currently a senior official at the Department of Agriculture whose portfolio includes food security, to […]

New Coalition Urges White House to Think Big, Boldly on Global Health

By on .

 A diverse coalition of more than two dozen organizations outlined a bold, comprehensive approach to global health at a Capitol Hill briefing today. The briefing comes as White House officials work behind closed doors to flesh out the details of a much-anticipated new US strategy on fighting disease and improving health across the globe. Today’s […]

Emanuel Offers Some Details of Administration's Global Health Initiative

By on .

This post is by Center Director Christine Lubinski, who attended today’s meeting at the NIH of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health.  The Obama Administration’s Global Health Initiative has been the subject of intense debate and scrutiny since the White House first unveiled the proposal, with few details, in May. Today, at a meeting […]