Health is at the heart of human progress. It determines whether parents can work to support their families, children
can attend school, women can survive childbirth, and infants can grow and thrive. Where health services are strong and
accessible, families and communities flourish. Where health services are inaccessible, weak, or nonexistent, families
suffer, adults die prematurely, and communities unravel.
The Obama Administration has embraced global health as a core feature of its national security, diplomacy, and
development work around the world.