Global Health: Overview
Investment in global health programming saves lives, improves medical care around the world, and is a core component to ending poverty and meeting basic needs. Global health programming address diseases such as polio, malaria, tuberculosis, and neglected tropical diseases, while also preventing malnutrition, decreasing maternal mortality, improving infant health, developing new health technologies and vaccines, and assisting women with the timing and spacing of pregnancies. However, despite considerable improvements in global health over the past half-century, one billion people lack access to basic health care services and millions die each year from diseases, malnutrition, and other health-related causes.
InterAction’s Global Health Working Group brings together a wide range of practitioners and policy advocates working on global health issues. Together they share programmatic approaches, identify gaps in health delivery and policy, and develop recommendations for addressing health needs and improving services to poor and at-risk populations. The working group emphasizes the importance of health integration, identifies best practices, and advocates for appropriate policies within the global health and donor communities.
If you are involved in global health work, you can sign up for the Global Health working group by first registering on this website and then requesting membership to the working group. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.