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August 2010

Global Health Initiative will foster innovation for new tools, Secretary Clinton says

August 17, 2010 -- President Obama’s Global Health Initiative (GHI)—a six year, $63 billion commitment to global health—will invest in innovation and research for new health tools, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said at a recent event at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies. “There is too little innovation focused on designing technologies and strategies that can work in resource-poor places and help the people who are hardest to reach,” Clinton said. She added that the GHI is “investing in innovation, with a focus on developing tools that will help diagnose, prevent, and cure disease in the communities where we work, which are often remote and poor in resources. Many of the tools and techniques we use to keep people healthy here in the United States are unsuited to the realities of life in other places. So we need to be innovative about how to reach people effectively.” See the links below for more information.

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