Global Health Advocacy: From Palo Alto to Nyamirama. What is Political Advocacy?. Rep. Jim Nussle. Why is Advocacy Important.
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“Each of the great social achievements of recent decades has come about not because of government proclamations, but because people organized, made demands, and made it good politics for governments to respond. It is the political will of the people that makes and sustains the political will of governments.”
--James Grant, Former Executive Director of UNICEF
U.S. Global Health Initiative (GHI), Proposed Funding for the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), Malaria, & Other Global Health Priorities, FY 2009-2014
PEPFAR & Malaria$51(81%)
Other Global Health Priorities$12(19%)
Total = $63 billion
Source: Kaiser Family Foundation analysis of data from the Office of Management and Budget, Agency Congressional Budget Justifications prepared by individual agencies,
Congressional Appropriations Bills, and White House Statement by the President on Global Health Initiative. Also see: Kates J, The U.S. Global Health Initiative: Overview & Budget Analysis, Menlo Park: Kaiser Family Foundation, December 2009.
Level of Influence
PEPFAR (No condoms?)
Rwandan Defense Forces
National AIDS Control Commission