CSIS releases Smart Global Health Policy report

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Commission on Smart Global Health Policy launched its final report – A Healthier, Safer and More Prosperous World – “promoting a long-term, strategic US approach to global health.” The report advises U.S. policymakers in five major issue areas which “chart a course for US global health investment through 2025”:

– Maintaining commitments to HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria

– Narrowing health gaps for women and children

– Strengthening prevention and preparedness capabilities

– Improving coordination and increasing capacity between implementers and policymakers

– Making smart investments in multilateral institutions.

Dr. Christopher Elias, president and CEO of PATH and a member of the CSIS commission, said, “The report from the CSIS Commission on Smart Global Health Policy highlights how crucial research and innovation for new global health products are to overall US global health efforts. It also illustrates how innovative financing mechanisms play vital roles in spurring the development of new vaccines, drugs, and other tools that save lives worldwide. US policymakers should implement these recommendations to maximize the country’s efforts to improve health around the world.”

The report and additional information available at: http://smartglobalhealth.org/content/report

http://www.path.org/news/an100324-csis.php

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