Global Health

  • Global Health
  • A smart, strategic, long-term global health policy will advance U.S.'s core interests, build on remarkable recent successes, and create lasting collaborations that could save and lift the lives of millions worldwide.

  • The lead CSIS program working on global health issues is the Global Health Policy Center. Made possible by a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Global Health Policy Center bridges foreign policy and public health communities by creating a strategy for U.S. engagement on global health.


  • The United States places a high priority on the sectors that most strongly impact women’s and family health—family planning, maternal and child health, and immunizations—to support U.S. goals in global health, development, foreign policy, and security.

  • Understanding the nexus between health and security is an increasingly urgent US policy priority, as proliferating global instability stalls progress toward global health goals, disrupts health service delivery, and threatens to spark the next pandemic.

  • Infectious diseases remain one of the leading causes of death worldwide, and efforts to prevent and control their spread make up the majority of U.S. investments in global health.

  • Multilateral organizations complement U.S. bilateral programs and play a key role in addressing preeminent global health challenges.

Studying Global Health