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This study was supported by contract between the National Academy of Sciences and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (Contract 43531); Burroughs Wellcome Fund (Contract 1007183); (Contract 4-2008); Merck Company Foundation (unnumbered grant); Rockefeller Foundation (Contract 2007 HE 005); U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (N01-OD-4-2139, TO #191) (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Institutes of Health) (Contract 200-2005-13434); U.S. Department of Homeland Security (Office of International Affairs and Global Health Security, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs) (Contract HSHQDC-08-P-00190); and U.S. Department of State (Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation) (Contract S-LMAQM-07-GR-227). Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the view of the organizations or agencies that provided support for this project.

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Suggested citation: IOM (Institute of Medicine). 2009. The U.S. Commitment to Global Health: Recommendations for the New Administration. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

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