Utah Valley Global Health Group

A blog about global health for those living in Utah Valley and their friends.

Presidential Race and Global Health

Posted by chads on March 15, 2008

Want to know what Clinton, McCain, or Obama have to say about global health? Check this site out.

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2 Responses to “Presidential Race and Global Health”

  1. Andrea Peacock said

    Those were revealing little blurbs. Because I voted for Obama I was determined not to make any preconceived judgments, but I liked the way he talked about it best. It seems he understands the history of AIDS, the multi-faceted approach that’s needed, and the scope of the problem. Supporting needle-exchange is risky for a politician, good for him.
    McCain clearly hasn’t thought twice about it.

  2. chads said

    I think that it’s pretty fascinating (and informative) to learn how political candidates and officials make decisions about issues like global health. I once heard a lecture by the legislative specialist for some global health organization (MSF?). She described how George Bush came to the decision to fund PEPFAR. I guess many of the evangelical Christians put the pressure on.

    Overall, I’m quite conflicted about politics.

    I feel strongly, though, that global health is a (to borrow Paul Farmer’s term) “morally clear” cause that should be supported by people with all political philosophies.

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