Saving Lives and Promoting Security
The U.S. Global Health Initiative (GHI), launched by President Barack Obama, supports countries as they work to improve the health of their own people. It builds health systems — training health workers, establishing disease monitoring and laboratory systems, and repairing health clinics — so improvements in health can continue for generations.
GHI works to save the lives of mothers, children and families through programs that address:
Global Health Initiative Principles
GHI is driven by a set of core principles:
GHI will achieve the following targets:
Where We Work
GHI includes U.S. global health programs in approximately 80 countries worldwide.
Eight countries, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Nepal and Rwanda, have been selected as the first set of “GHI Plus” countries. These countries will receive additional technical and management resources to quickly implement GHI’s approach.
What GHI Does
GHI builds on successful bipartisan leadership in global health to save lives and promote security around the world
Fighting global disease reflects core American values and interests — saving lives and allowing more people to make a better world for their children. U.S. global health programs have already saved millions of lives, reducing the suffering and hardship caused by disease.
Fighting global disease anywhere directly protects the health of citizens around the world because infectious diseases know no borders. Global health is also vital to national security. Investing in the health of people in developing countries reduces the instability that fuels war and conflict.
GHI ensures that agencies conducting global health initiatives combine their efforts to maximize results. GHI is making the most of every dollar to improve the health of the poorest families around the world.