Rep. Ami Bera (D-Calif) wrote an op-ed in The Hill, calling for American investment in global health. Rep. Bera, who is also a physician, traveled to Jordan with CARE visiting Zataari Refugee Camp and viewing the impact of American investments in maternal health there specifically. “Thanks to American leadership and funding more than 7,500 healthy babies have been delivered at the maternity clinic without a single maternal death,” he wrote, urging his colleagues to protect U.S. funding for global health. “Given the amazing progress the U.S. has made in improving global health, we can’t afford to back down.
Read the op-ed here.