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Panel to establish plan for global healthcare

Specialists seek best strategy for $10b in funding

Retired Navy Admiral William J. Fallon, who oversaw the US military response to the Asian tsunami in 2004, will spearhead the Commission on Smart Global Health Policy. Retired Navy Admiral William J. Fallon, who oversaw the US military response to the Asian tsunami in 2004, will spearhead the Commission on Smart Global Health Policy. (Yuri Gripas/ Reuters)
By Bryan Bender
Globe Staff / April 22, 2009

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WASHINGTON - A high-level commission will develop a blueprint this year for how to get the most out of record levels of global health aid, enlisting lawmakers, pharmaceutical executives, and a wide array of specialists to recommend ways the US government can better coordinate what organizers say is now a fragmented approach to helping the world's most vulnerable people. (Full article: 542 words)

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