The United States is the world’s largest investor in health at a global scale—funding and implementing programs to address challenges, including global health security, HIV and other infectious diseases, women and child health, non-communicable diseases, vaccine and drug development, digital health, and global health governance. Although Congress appropriates funding, these efforts are largely carried out by departments and agencies in the executive branch, and the new Administration has already signaled a dramatic reduction in foreign aid.
Dr. Mike Merson, Amie Batson, Professor Lia Fernald, and Dean Stefano M. Bertozzi discussed the future of the country’s commitment to improving human health worldwide. How can we maintain effective investments in global health initiatives in a rapidly changing environment?
This talk was part of the Fall 2017 UC Berkeley School of Public Health Dean’s Speaker Series.