The following article is from Arkansas Hospitals magazine, a custom publication of Vowell, Inc., which also produces Arkansas Money & Politics.
In May, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released an expert consensus report, Global Health and the Future Role of the United States, which identifies global health priorities and 14 recommendations for the U.S. government and other stakeholders to consider.
“By investing in global health over the next 20 years, there is a chance to save the lives of millions of children and adults,” said Valentin Fuster, physician-in-chief at Mount Sinai Hospital, who co-chaired the committee that authored the report.
“The health and well-being of other countries both directly and indirectly affect the health, safety, and economic security of American. The U.S. government should maintain its leadership position in global health as a matter of urgent national interest and as a global public benefit that enhances America’s international standing.”
Find more details about the report at www.nationalacademies.org/hmd/Reports/2017.