Office of Global Health Affairs

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The Office of Global Health Affairs (OGHA) is a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).


OGHA is tasked with:[1]

  • "Representing the Department to other governments, other Federal Departments and agencies, international organizations, and the private sector on international and refugee health issues;
  • "Developing U.S. policy and strategy positions related to health issues and facilitating involvement of the Public Health Service in support of these positions and in collaboration with other agencies and organizations;
  • "Providing leadership and coordination for bilateral programs with selected countries, such as the U.S-Russian and U.S. South Africa Health Committee, in support of Presidential and Vice Presidential initiatives;
  • "Facilitating cooperation by Public Health Service Operating Divisions with the Agency for International Development;
  • "Providing policy guidance and coordination on refugee health policy issues, in collaboration with Public Health Service Operating Divisions, the Office of Refugee Resettlement, the Department of State, and others."


Contact information

Office of Global Health Affairs
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Ave., S.W.
Room 639 H
Washington, D.C. 20201
Phone: 202 690-6174
FAX: 202 690-7127

Resources and articles

Related SourceWatch articles


  1. Mission Statement, OGHA, last updated November 17, 2003.

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