The external advisory panel that reviewed international efforts of the National Institutes of Health made 10 recommendations "to enhance and strengthen" these activities. They are as follows:

  1. "The panel strongly endorses an international role for all NIH components, consistent with the mission of each component, and a strengthening of international activities at the NIH."

  2. "To meet the challenges in international health, the panel advocates retention of the FIC [Fogarty International Center] as a free-standing organization within the NIH."

  3. "The panel recommends that the FIC have three principal functions:
    1. to promote and facilitate the international activities carried out by the NIH;
    2. to support international research and conduct research training programs that complement and expand the international mission of the NIH; and
    3. to provide leadership on the identification of emerging global health concerns and possible NIH responses."

  4. "The panel recommends that leadership for the direction and implementation of NIH's international activities would...

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