The Global Health Initiative (GHI) was established in 2009 to strengthen the U.S. Government's existing international health programs with the goal of increasing the impact of U.S. global health investments. To ground GHI's strong focus on maximizing results, GHI set aspirational goals in eight broad health areas. As we reach the mid-way point of implementing the Initiative, we would like to present the progress to date towards these eight goals.More
GHI country-level strategies capture the efforts of all agencies for the first time, guiding U.S. Government investments and serving as a unified voice with which to communicate U.S. priorities to local health ministries and other relevant government, donor, and private sector stakeholders.More
Secretary Clinton recently announced that the United States has joined with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Merck for Mothers, Every Mother Counts, and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in the Saving Mothers, Giving Life partnership to accelerate the reduction in global maternal mortality and strengthen health systems. Partners have pledged more than US $200 million to date.More
December 14, 2012: Secretary Clinton announced today that Ambassador Eric Goosby, M.D., will lead the U.S. State Department's Office of Global Health Diplomacy (S/GHD) while continuing to serve as U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator. The Secretary also announced that Ambassador Leslie Rowe will join S/GHD in January. A focus of S/GHD will be to provide diplomatic support in implementing the Global Health Initiative's principles and goals.
December 1, 2012: Secretary Clinton commemorated World AIDS Day 2012 and unveiled the PEPFAR Blueprint: Creating an AIDS-free Generation that provides a roadmap for how the U.S. Government will work to help achieve an AIDS-free generation.
September 27, 2012: In the latest edition of Global Health and Diplomacy Magazine, Secretary Clinton writes about the health progress achieved over the past four years and the work that still needs to be done. She mentions that we have more than doubled the number of people who get AIDS treatment and that we’ll soon cut maternal mortality by a quarter. How? The answer may surprise you.
September 19, 2012: Read the latest policy brief from the Kaiser Family Foundation on Global Health Diplomacy. This brief covers the broader context and history of health diplomacy, including how it has been defined and used. The brief also discusses the history of diplomatic engagement on health, both globally and by the U.S., more specifically.