Health Diplomacy

Perspective

The ongoing globalization of science reinforces the need for the science community to play a driving role in advocating for policies that remove barriers and connect scientists internationally. 

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The Human Variome Project takes a global approach to sharing clinical data on human genetic variations from countries at all levels of development in order to better achieve public health benefits.

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Health attachés, diplomats with in-depth public health knowledge, serve as the central node in the global health diplomacy network, connecting U.S. and foreign government health and non-health agencies with global health stakeholders.

Editorial

The time has come for policy makers, NGOs, and the private sector to bring mental illness to the forefront of issues bridging health and diplomacy to improve people’s lives.

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Renowned Polish-American vaccine developer Albert Sabin showed that scientific cooperation with the Soviet Union and Cuba against infectious disease can serve public health if political barriers are lowered, lessons for current U.S.-Cuba relations.

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The Uganda Cancer Institute and the Malaria Research and Training Center in Mali, founded in collaboration with the U.S. government, show how combating major diseases through research capacity development can bring countries and scientists together.

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The U.S. PEPFAR program succeeded in massively limiting HIV/AIDS in many developing countries by taking a different approach to foreign assistance: large but targeted effort, measurable goals, bilateral partnerships, and expert planning.

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Health diplomacy has been a feature of U.S.-Russian relations since the Cold War.  Deeper engagement, with closer public and private sector cooperation, will alleviate global suffering and contribute to a more stable world.

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Given the complex and adversarial official relationship between the United States and Iran, mutually beneficial areas of scientific cooperation can be important for both advancing knowledge and promoting understanding.

Perspective

­­Health diplomacy both within the region and involving key global players is a necessary component to any long-term stable solutions for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Editorial

U.S. universities are strengthening cooperation with Myanmar in health sciences and public health. These collaborations benefit both public health and the relationship between the two countries.