Friday, January 6, 2012

[EQ] The Global Health Strategy of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The Global Health Strategy of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

For the period 2011 through 2015.The Global Health Strategy (GHS) is founded in HHS's mission

Available online PDF [60p.] at:


“…..This strategic approach reflects U.S. recognition that public health, health care services, and health equity are best addressed across national boundaries and through collaborative international efforts. It must inform and be consistent with the agreements reached with other nations through international institutions, and further U.S. priorities in international development, security, and diplomacy.


The Global Health Strategy highlights HHS's role as a key contributor to international health through broad national interests and Administration priorities, such as the National Security Strategy, the National Strategy for Countering Biological Threats, and the Global Health Initiative which focuses on savings the lives of mothers, children and families and improving health systems….”

The principles underlying the Global Health Strategy are:

•Using evidence-based knowledge to inform decisions

•Leveraging strengths through partnership and coordination

•Responding to local needs

•Building local capacities

•Ensuring a lasting, measurable impact

•Emphasizing prevention

•Improving the equity of health

The GHS comprises three fundamental goals and ten key objectives that contribute to achieving HHS's global health vision of a healthier, safer world. 

Goal 1: Protect and Promote the Health and Well-Being of Americans through Global Health Action.
Goal 2: Provide Leadership and Technical Expertise in Science, Policy, Programs, and Practice to Improve Global Health.
Goal 3: Advance United States Interests in International Diplomacy, Development and Security through Global Health Action

Key Objectives:

• Enhance Global Health Surveillance

• Prevent Infectious Diseases and Other Health Threats

• Prepare for and Respond to Public Health Emergencies

• Increase the Safety and Integrity or Global Manufacturing and Supply Chains

• Strengthen International Standards through Multilateral Engagement

• Catalyze Health Research Globally

• Identify and Exchange Best Practices to Strengthen Health Systems

• Address the Changing Global Patterns of Death, Illness and Disability

• Support the Global Health Initiative (GHI)

• Advance Health Diplomacy…”



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