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The Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) congratulates President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on winning the 2020 US presidential election. CUGH is looking forward to a new, science-based approach to public policy development and implementation. As an urgent national priority, we are looking forward to an evidence-based, national, public health strategy to address the Covid-19 pandemic that has taken the lives of over 238,000 individuals in the US and over 1.2 million people worldwide.

As the world’s largest consortium of academic institutions tackling global health challenges, CUGH is prepared to assist the new administration in whatever capacity needed to ensure that the challenges of today are adequately addressed. The Chair of CUGH’s Board, Dr. Michele Barry, noted, “This Consortium is thrilled with the Biden-Harris commitment to reestablish dialogue with the World Health Organization and to address not only the global pandemic but also environmental justice and health equity for our most vulnerable.”

Dr. Keith Martin, CUGH’s Executive Director said, “The US and the world faces a raft of social, health, environmental, and economic challenges. US leadership that is outward looking and multilateral and that puts the health and welfare people at the center of all policies will be essential in addressing these issues. CUGH, with our 170 institutional members worldwide, is ready to be of assistance.”

For more information, please contact Dr. Keith Martin, Executive Director, Consortium of Universities for Global Health, Washington, DC via executivedirector@cugh.org or (202) 974-6363.