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US Global Health Initiative takes shape

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c2131 (Published 19 April 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c2131
  1. Bob Roehr
  1. 1Washington DC

    US president Barack Obama’s global health initiative will produce more value for money than current government aid programmes, a senior government official has said.

    Amie Batson, deputy assistant administrator for global health, USAID, was speaking at a forum organised by the US think tank the Kaiser Family Foundation in Washington and said the initiative was an effort to create programmes that are sustainable and have “more value for the money than the US government is investing in the field.”

    The initiative is billed as more comprehensive than the …

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