Global Health Initiative

1 The Sudden Death and Rebirth of the Global Health Council

The global health community was left bewildered when the Global Health Council suddenly announced last April that it was closing. Members of the prestigious, decades-old organization were not warned in advance, participants in the upcoming annual meeting had to abruptly cancel their plans and the GHC’s cryptic explanation (scroll…

0 Report: Obama’s Global Health Initiative lacks initiative, clear strategy

A new report by the Center for Global Development’s Nandini Oomman and Rachel Silverman says that the Obama Administration’s once much-celebrated (though always vague) Global Health Initiative appears to suffer from a severe case of bureaucratic anemia: At its launch, the GHI was met with great excitement and showed much…

0 News flash: Global health continues to stagnate under Obama

The Kaiser Family Foundation yesterday held a briefing on the Obama Administration’s ‘new’ approach to global health featuring, as keynote speaker, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sibelius. Nothing much of substance seems to have happened, which some will say is in keeping with the Obama Administration’s strategy for…

1 GlobalPost: Obama’s Global Health Initiative shuns abortion services

The online international news organization GlobalPost has been taking an in-depth look at the Obama Administration’s Global Health Initiative (GHI) as part of its new endeavor, Global Pulse. Managed and sometimes written by John Donnelly, one of the best global health journalists out there, I dare say the Global Pulse…

0 GlobalPost looks at Obama Admin’s “stumbling” Global Health Initiative

“A slow, stumbling start.” That’s how John Donnelly, writing in GlobalPost, characterizes the Obama Administration’s Global Health Initiative. The online international news organization has published a short series called  “Healing the World” (yeah, kind of corny) that critically examines the initiative. The U.S. government is, in fact, doing a lot…

3 Obama’s new global health czar

Few in the global health community appear to know much about the Obama Administration’s newly appointed chief of the $63 billion Global Health Initiative — which itself remains a bit unclear, but that’s another story. Lois Quam is a Minnesota health care executive best known for her work as a…

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