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Report calls for greater US involvement in global health assistance

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b2103 (Published 22 May 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b2103
  1. Bob Roehr
  1. 1Washington, DC

    Structural changes are needed in the way that the United States delivers its international health assistance, together with a near doubling of resources devoted to this area, to $15bn (£10bn; €11bn) a year by 2012, recommends a study by the Institute of Medicine, the independent adviser to the US government on health.

    “We should look at the question of global health as both a responsibility and an opportunity for the United States, for our self interest and for humanitarian reasons as well,” said Thomas Pickering, co-chairman of the …

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