Global Health Priorities: Building on U.S. Global Health Engagement

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Crystal Cazier
Deputy Director, Global Health
George W. Bush Institute

The United States’ unrelenting commitment to global health remains important – even more so as the world deals with the COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath. Congress and the administration should set an agenda that builds on the commitments the U.S. government has made, particularly over the past 18 years.

Over the past two decades, the United States has been a leader in global health. This has been a bipartisan effort through successive Congresses and multiple administrations. U.S. funding, along with political will from partner countries and engaged stakeholders and community leadership, has led to achievements many thought impossible a few decades ago. But there is more work to be done, particularly given the challenges created by COVID-19.