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Kaiser Family Foundation Budget Summary Analyzes Global Health Aspects Of President’s FY18 Budget Request

Kaiser Family Foundation: White House Releases FY18 Budget Request This budget summary highlights global health-related funding proposals contained in President Trump’s FY 2018 budget request released on Tuesday. The request includes significant cuts to global health including a decline in funding provided to the State Department and USAID, which represents…

White House Releases FY18 Budget Request

The White House released its FY 2018 budget request to Congress on May 23, 2017, which includes significant cuts to global health funding. It seeks to shift the U.S. approach to development, stating that, the request “prioritizes and focuses foreign assistance in regions and on programs that advance U.S. national…

Trump Administration’s FY18 Budget Proposal Seeks Cuts To Global Health & Food Assistance, Other Foreign Aid, Biomedical Research Programs

Devex: Trump budget thrusts U.S. foreign aid into a political fight “…For more than a decade, U.S. engagement in global development efforts has stood as a rare exception to Washington’s constant partisan warfare, with both Democrats and Republicans tending to agree that relatively small investments in developing countries benefit U.S.…

New Issue Of Foreign Service Journal Focuses On Global Health Diplomacy

Foreign Service Journal: May 2017 The May issue of this journal focuses on global health diplomacy and includes articles on leveraging U.S. health investments globally as tools for diplomacy, PEPFAR’s accomplishments, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ role in global health diplomacy, and the U.S. pandemic response (May…

U.S. State Department Fact Sheet Outlines FY18 Budget Request, Agency’s Priorities

U.S. Department of State: Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development Fact Sheet: FY 2018 Budget Request The fact sheet states, “The combined budget request of $37.6 billion for Fiscal Year 2018 reflects the President’s commitment to a leaner, more efficient government, and ensures that every tax dollar…

New WHO DG Tedros To Work For Bipartisan Support Of U.S. Global Health Funding

Associated Press: New WHO chief: Planned U.S. funding cuts not a ‘closed issue’ “The new head of the World Health Organization doesn’t believe the Trump administration’s calls to slash funding for international aid and U.N. agencies like his is a ‘closed issue.’ Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, an Ethiopian ex-health minister, said…

U.N. SG Guterres Proposes Shifting Unspent $40.5M From Haiti Mission To Cholera Fund; Health Experts Warn Of Nation’s Widespread Food Insecurity Following Hurricane

Agence France-Presse: U.N. wants to shift $40 mln to Haiti cholera fund “The United Nations is proposing that $40.5 million from the unspent budget of the U.N. mission in Haiti be poured into a special fund to help its cholera victims, according to a report released Tuesday. U.N. Secretary-General António…

CGD Blog Post Discusses President Trump’s Budget Proposal, Approach To Foreign Assistance

Center for Global Development Blog: There is an Emerging Trump Philosophy for Foreign Assistance Scott Morris, senior fellow and director of the U.S. Development Policy Initiative at CGD, discusses insights gleaned from President Trump’s FY 2018 budget request on foreign assistance priorities. Morris writes, “Emerging from the president’s budget proposal…

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