USAID's 7 approaches to global health

A USAID-sponsored clinic in Angola. Photo by: Alison Bird / USAID Angola

What can the global health community expect from the U.S. Agency for International Development in the next five years?

USAID has a new vision for global health: A world where people lead healthy, productive lives, and mother and children thrive. And in order to fulfill this vision, the agency has developed the following set of approaches:

  • Lead in providing technical assistance in responding to global health challenges.

  • Identify new partnerships and strengthen existing ones.

  • Accelerate the development and application of new innovations and technologies.

  • Scale up evidence-based health interventions.

  • Strengthen local health systems.

  • Promote best practice approaches addressing gender inequality.

  • Work to ensure American taxpayers receive value for their money.

These seven approaches form part of USAID’s new global health strategic framework. The framework aims to unify all U.S. domestic and international policies and initiatives that influence USAID’s operations in global health, including the U.S. Global Health Initiative.

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About the author

  • Jenny Lei Ravelo

    Jenny Lei Ravelo is a Devex Senior Reporter based in Manila. She covers global health, with a particular focus on the World Health Organization, and other development and humanitarian aid trends in Asia Pacific. Prior to Devex, she wrote for ABS-CBN, one of the largest broadcasting networks in the Philippines, and was a copy editor for various international scientific journals. She received her journalism degree from the University of Santo Tomas.