The Institute of Medicine (IOM) at The National Academies convened the first committee meeting on March 24, 2008, to undertake a new study to examine and articulate the case for why multiple agencies from government and the private sector in the U.S. should make a deeper commitment to global health. The Committee on the U.S. Commitment to Global Health is co-chaired by Ambassador Thomas Pickering and Dr. Harold E. Varmus and features committe member Ruth Levine, Vice President for Programs and Operations and Senior Fellow at CGD.
The committee presented a brief report outlining a vision for a U.S. government commitment to global health, which will be released in December 2008 to coincide with the U.S. Presidential transition. The committee's full report will be released in April 2009.
For more information about the committee, please visit the project website at www.iom.edu/usandglobalhealth.