Thematic Areas

International Development Assistance for Health

The Issue in Brief

Professor Lawrence Gostin and the O’Neill Institute prepared a report for the United States Studies Center, at the University of Sydney, Australia, on international development assistance for health. This report detailed the history of the international health assistance policies of the United States and Australia and recommend a future approach both countries need to undertake to allow the development assistance programs to contribute to improving the health and well-being of the world's poorest people, and to alleviating the global burden of disease which falls disproportionately on those people and countries which are most disadvantaged. The report was reviewed by an Advisory Council of health and development experts from Australia and the US. During his sabbatical in Australia, Professor presented the report to policymakers, experts and the public.

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