World Health & Population

World Health & Population 13(2) October 2011 : 5-12.doi:10.12927/whp.2011.22625

The Global Health Initiative and the Health Workforce

Maurice I. Middleberg


The United States Government (USG) strategy for global health is embodied in the Global Health Initiative (GHI), announced by President Obama in 2009. The GHI addresses the array of US global health programs and concerns. There is laudable recognition of the health workforce crisis as a major barrier to achieving the Millennium Development Goals and the USG's global health goals. Significant funding is provided to train health workers and conduct other activities that may be seen as addressing the health workforce crisis.



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