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Implementation of the Global Health Initiative: Consultation Document, February 2010

Published February 1, 2010

The President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) program released this consultation document on February 1, 2010; it describes a strategy for U.S. efforts towards a global health program.

PEPFAR states, "Through the Global Health Initiative (GHI) the United States will invest $63 billion over six years to help partner countries improve health outcomes through strengthened health systems - with a particular focus on improving the health of women, newborns and children through programs including infectious disease, nutrition, maternal and child health, and safe water. The GHI aims to maximize the sustainable health impact the United States achieves for every dollar invested. The GHI will deliver on that commitment through a business model based on: implementing a woman- and girl-centered approach; increasing impact and efficiency through strategic coordination and integration; strengthening and leveraging key partnerships, multilateral organizations, and private contributions; encouraging country ownership and investing in country-led plans; improving metrics, monitoring and evaluation; and promoting research and innovation. Through this model the GHI will build on the Bush Administration's successful record in global health, and take these remarkable achievements to the next level by further accelerating progress and investing in sustainable health delivery systems for the future."

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