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Global Community Celebrates Progress On Treating, Preventing NTDs, But Lack Of Political Will, Funding Threatens Efforts

The Lancet Infectious Diseases: Ending neglected tropical diseases “Just five years after signing the London Declaration, WHO and its partners celebrated global successes in combating neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) this April. Releasing its report at the Global NTD summit in Geneva, Switzerland, WHO boasted the tremendous progress made in controlling…

‘Science Speaks’ Discusses Expanded Mexico City Policy Guidelines

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Global gag rule spelled out, restricting services, support and resources, turning recipients into enforcers across the foreign aid spectrum Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” highlights recently released USAID guidelines for organizations receiving U.S. aid to implement the reinstated and expanded…

World Health Assembly Approves WHO Program Budget

WHO: Seventieth World Health Assembly update “Delegates at the World Health Assembly [Wednesday] approved the organization’s proposed program budget of U.S.$4421.5 million for the biennium, which includes a three percent (or U.S.$28 million) increase in Member State assessed contributions for 2018-2019. This approved budget sets out the organization’s priorities in…

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.…

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