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

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

by National Academies Press, Institute of Medicine
     
 

ISBN-10: 0309138213

ISBN-13: 9780309138215

Pub. Date: 09/10/2009

Publisher: National Academies Press

Health is a highly valued, visible, and concrete investment that has the power to both save lives and enhance the credibility of the United States in the eyes of the world. While the United States has made a major commitment to global health, there remains a wide gap between existing knowledge and tools that could improve health if applied universally, and the

Overview

Health is a highly valued, visible, and concrete investment that has the power to both save lives and enhance the credibility of the United States in the eyes of the world. While the United States has made a major commitment to global health, there remains a wide gap between existing knowledge and tools that could improve health if applied universally, and the utilization of these known tools across the globe.

The U.S. Commitment to Global Health concludes that the U.S. government and U.S.-based foundations, universities, nongovernmental organizations, and commercial entities have an opportunity to improve global health. The book includes recommendations that these U.S. institutions

  • increase the utilization of existing interventions to achieve significant health gains;
  • generate and share knowledge to address prevalent health problems in disadvantaged countries;
  • invest in people, institutions, and capacity building with global partners;
  • increase the quantity and quality of U.S. financial commitments to global health;
  • and engage in respectful partnerships to improve global health.

In doing so, the U.S. can play a major role in saving lives and improving the quality of life for millions around the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780309138215
Publisher:
National Academies Press
Publication date:
09/10/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
298
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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