With news this week (here, here, and here) that the US Government’s Global Health Initiative is being, shall we say, reorganized (closed?) many people seemed confused about the future of the US governments’s strategy on global health. It might therefore be a good time to spend some time thinking about what has come from this initiative over the years. Without a question the most visible and likely most success part of this program has been the PEPFAR program. It is therefore very timely that tomorrow, Health Affairs, the “Bible of Health Policy“, will release a themed issue that looks at the “achievements and future prospects” for the program.
I’ll be blogging more on it later this week once the journal is out (I am the author of one of the pieces in this issue) but I wanted to let you know that there will be a special briefing to disseminate the findings of this theme this week in Washington, DC. There is likely to be air conditioning at the Hyatt, so if you are in town, you might want to sign up to attend (and make sure you say hi, I’ll be the one carrying around a 7 week old). If not, there is going to be a live webcast of the event. More details on the event and an RSVP link can be found here.Share on Facebook