5 key notes on Americans' views on US involvement in global health

Written by Mary Rechtoris | January 20, 2016 | Print  |

The Kaiser Family Foundation released its survey results on Americans views of U.S. spending on health in developing countries.

Here are five key notes:

1. Fifty-three percent of respondents said the U.S. government is doing enough to improve health for people in developing countries.

2. Almost half (46 percent) said the United States is doing "more than its fair share" compared to other wealthy countries.

3. The majority of Americans reported wanting the United States to use a collaborative approach in global health efforts as opposed to the United States acting alone.

4. Nearly 50 percent of Americans say U.S. global spending will not lead to meaningful purpose.

5. Many Americans are skeptical of the effectiveness of global spending, citing corruption and misuse of funds as barriers to enhancing the health of people in developing countries.

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