Lancet editorial:America’s commitment to global health

The latest issue of the Lancet (Volume 373, Issue 9657, Page 2, 3 January 2009 ) gives a close look at America’s commitment to global health.

“Over the past decade, the US Government has spent record amounts on global health: in 2008 spending peaked at US$7·5 billion. Still, the share of the country’s gross national income allocated to development aid is only about one-third of the target set by the UN’s Millennium Development Goals. More than 70% of this money is aimed at AIDS programmes, even though chronic and non-communicable diseases account for more than half of all deaths in low-income and middle-income countries …”

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: