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Op-eds by Triangle Global Health Leaders

Triangle Global Health Consortium, FHI 360, RTI International; published in the News & Observer

In op-eds published in the Raleigh News & Observer, the Triangle Global Health Consortium, FHI 360, and RTI International make the case for global health funding as essential to humanitarian efforts, national security, research, and North Carolina's health and economy.

Op-ed by Triangle Global Health Consortium Board Chair - published 3/21/2018

Op-ed by Triangle Global Health Consortium Executive Director - published 3/23/2017

Op-ed by FHI 360 and RTI International CEOs - published 4/19/2017


Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

This report tracks 18 data points included in the SDGs that we believe are fundamental to people’s health and well-being. To complement the data, we’re also telling the stories behind the numbers—about the leaders, innovations, and policies that have made the difference in countries where progress has been most significant. The decisions we collectively make in the next couple of years are going to have a big impact on the shape these curves take. Of course, it’s not really about the shape of the curves. It’s about what the curves signify: whether or not millions or even billions of people will conquer disease, lift themselves out of extreme poverty, and reach their full potential.

Global Health Technologies Coalition

Return on innovation: Why global health R&D is a smart investment for the United States examines how US investments in global health R&D are delivering impact at home and abroad. It provides in-depth analysis of US government funding for global health R&D and assesses the health impact and economic returns from these investments.


USGLC's report presents data that demonstrates that the United States' foreign aid and diplomacy "are critical to our economic prosperity and national security – and help advance our nation’s values around the world."

Triangle Global Health Consortium

With billions of dollars of global health funding at stake in the FY 2018 federal budget, the Triangle Global Health Consortium published a report demonstrating the enormous impact the North Carolina global health sector has on the state’s economy.  The report underlines the global health sector's role as a job creator, as well as data on tax revenue created by global health work and global health research funding attracted to the state each year.

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

KFF released a new resource called “Breaking Down the U.S. Global Health Budget by Program Area.” This resource provides short, easily-printable one-page summaries of key program areas of the global health budget, along with an overview of total funding.

gatesnotes: The Blog of Bill Gates

Bill Gates writes about the economic benefits of investing in foreign aid. According to Gates, "Pulling back now would mean retreating from the world stage at a time when other countries are doubling down on their investments. It would deprive American companies of potential new markets and make them less competitive, while also harming the health and productivity of some of the poorest people in the world."

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

The United States has long been a leader in global health. Yet resources are not unlimited, and the case for continued commitment must be made. With support from a broad array of federal agencies, foundations, and private partners, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened an ad hoc committee to identify global health priorities in light of current and emerging global health threats and challenges. In the resulting report, Global Health and the Future Role of the United States, the committee provides recommendations to the U.S. government and other stakeholders for increasing responsiveness, coordination, and efficiency in addressing these threats and challenges by establishing priorities and mobilizing resources.

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

The Kaiser Family Foundation has performed an analysis of the impact of proposed FY 18 budget cuts on health outcomes for HIV, TB, family planning, and maternal, newborn, and child health. This report shares data from three “budget impact models” to assess the impact of funding cuts.

Global Health Council

Global Health Council (GHC), in collaboration with the global health advocacy community, provides this briefing book as a resource to document how U.S. investments have made a difference in people’s lives around the world. These briefs represent the work of a wide group of global health experts, mostly based in the Washington, D.C., area. The Global Health Briefing Book was produced to demonstrate how integrating and coordinating global health programs leads to overall improved health of individuals worldwide.


In Narrowing the Gaps: The power of investing in the poorest children UNICEF presents compelling new evidence that "investing in the health and survival of the most deprived children and communities provides more value for money, saving almost twice as many lives for every US$1 million spent as equivalent investments in less deprived groups".

Global Health Council

Global Health Council (GHC), has developed a topline messaging document supporting global health and foreign assistance accounts, as well as a “leave behind” document for Congressional offices. GHC encourages others to use this messaging in their own materials as well.

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

The first several sections provide an overview of the field of global health and describe current global health issues. Subsequent sections describe U.S. government support for global health, including the programs addressing global health challenges, the organization of the U.S. response, the budgets and financing of U.S. global health programs, and the U.S. government’s relationship with multilateral institutions and international partners. Additional resources, information, and analysis are available at the Kaiser Family Foundation’s U.S. Global Health Policy Program’s website:


While the connections between health systems and health outcomes make intuitive sense in the global health space, health systems strengthening (HSS) interventions have often been thought of as too far removed from health outcomes to establish a direct linkage.

Through the combined efforts of USAID and UNICEF—this report provides quantitative estimates of the value of investing in strengthening health systems in terms of the lives that will be saved. 


Oxfam’s Foreign Aid 101 is a quick and easy guide that dispels the common myths around foreign aid to developing countries and answers some fundamental questions as to why the US provides it and how it can be more effective.

US Global Leadership Coalition

USGLC offers a number of resources related to the proposed FY 2018 budget including facts and figures, congressional letters, USGLC statements, and more.

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

A large majority of the public overestimates the amount of the federal budget that is spent on foreign aid. Similar to past Kaiser polls, just 1 in 20 correctly state that 1 percent or less of the federal budget is spent on foreign aid. About half say it is more than 10 percent of the budget, and, on average, Americans say that spending on foreign aid makes up roughly a quarter of the federal budget.

Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy, the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) and DGHI’s Center for Policy Impact in Global Health

This report examines opportunities to strengthen the United State government’s role in developing global health technologies.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Infographics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention covering a range of topics, including infectious disease, cancer, vaccinations, and more

Guttmacher Institute

Infographics from the Guttmacher Insititute covering a range of reproductive health topics including contraception, abortion, and teen pregnancy

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Infographics from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation on a variety of topics including health and healthcare for minority groups in the US, Zika, visualizations of various health policies, and more

World Health Organization

Infographics from the World Health Organization covering a range of topics, including aging, environmental health, mental health, Zika, and more

Worth the Penny Graphic

PATH #worththepenny

How many lives can a penny save? Life-saving foreign assistance is just 1% of the federal budget, yet is being singled out for deep cuts. This one cent of the budget saves millions of lives each year, puts people on a path toward self-reliance, and makes the US more secure.


Zika cases in the US and territories as of January 2017

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