Global Health: Investing in our Future

Through critically-needed investments for global health programs, the United States has helped save millions of lives, as well as contributed to making the world healthier, safer and more secure. Global health programs seek to address the physical and mental health needs of individuals; treat and prevent the spread of infectious diseases; strengthen the capability of health workers and health systems; and increase access to healthcare services to improve the overall well-being of individuals, families and communities.

Global Health: Investing in Our Future represents the international NGO perspective on a wide range of global health challenges. Published in the spring of 2013, the book's 15 briefs provide a quick summary of various global health issues, as well as a closer look at the impact of U.S. investments within the sector.

Global Health Briefing Book 







Neglected Tropical Diseases


Non-Communicable Diseases

Maternal and Child Health



Family Planning & Reproductive Health


Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)

Health in Humanitarian Response


Health Research and Development


Millennium Development Goals & Post-2015

Health Systems Strengthening