Nový směr pro globální zdraví

NEW YORK – Dnešní úroveň mezinárodní spolupráce může člověka snadno rozladit, avšak globální zdraví zůstává oblastí, v níž se svět dokáže spojit a vykonat mnoho dobrého. Během posledních dvanácti let zajistily mezinárodní iniciativy léčbu HIV/AIDS pro miliony lidí, rozšířily dětskou imunizaci a podnítily dramatický růst globální podpory řešení dalších zdravotnických problémů, od malárie po zdraví matek.

Mezinárodní podpora globálního zdraví je investicí do budoucí prosperity rozvojových zemí a blahobytu jejich obyvatel. Je to investice, kterou si nejbohatší země světa mohou docela dobře dovolit.

Například Spojené státy jsou hlavním přispěvatelem globální zdravotnické pomoci, která v roce 2013 činila pouhých 0,23% celkových amerických výdajů. Návratnost této investice je pozoruhodná. Dětská úmrtnost prudce klesá. Miliony lidí, kteří by jinak zahynuli na HIV/AIDS, jsou stále naživu. Země, které se v minulosti řadily k příjemcům pomoci, jsou stále soběstačnější – a v důsledku toho se staly lepšími obchodními a strategickými partnery.

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