07 Mar Global Health Initiative update leaves us wanting more
Erin Hohlfelder, ONE Blog
This week, the Obama Administration released a new strategic document on its Global Health Initiative (GHI), a 6-year, comprehensive approach to the US’ investments in health. As a quick bit of context, the GHI was announced back in 2009, and in February 2010 the administration provided a consultation document that signaled an improved integration of US programs, listed core policy principles, and perhaps most importantly outlined specific targets that would be achieved by the GHI. For a group like ONE, which is known for holding governments accountable for their measurable pledges for the world’s poor, the GHI looked to be great policy. We looked forward to monitoring progress on the GHI and to cheering the achievement of specific goals outlined, such as 360,000 women’s lives being saved and 3 million children’s lives being saved by 2014.