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Members Of Congress React To Trump Administration’s Proposed Cuts To State, USAID

Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network: Congressional Leaders Voice Concern About Trump Administration’s Proposed Cuts to State Department and USAID Jill MacArthur, program and membership coordinator at MFAN, highlights reactions from members of Congress to President Trump’s budget blueprint, highlighting comments “expressing concern over such a severe proposed reduction in the Function…

U.S. President Trump, Bill Gates Meet To Discuss Global Health, Development Programs

Associated Press/CBS News: Bill Gates, Trump meet to discuss foreign aid “Tech billionaire Bill Gates met with President Donald Trump to discuss progress in programs for global health and development as well as domestic education. Gates, who as the co-founder of Microsoft is the world’s wealthiest man, highlighted the ‘indispensable…

U.N. Should Be Responsible For Ensuring Cholera Campaign In Haiti Succeeds

New York Times: U.N. Accepts Blame but Dodges the Bill in Haiti Editorial Board “…The United Nations has the duty to end the cholera crisis because the United Nations caused it. … Only last December did [the U.N.] apologize and promise to make things right. The secretary general at the…

U.S. President Trump’s Budget Blueprint, Obamacare Repeal Legislation Could Cut Funding To Programs Meant To Protect Americans From Infectious Disease Threats

The Atlantic: The Tiny Trump Budget Cut That Could Blind America to the Next Zika “…[W]ith [U.S. President Trump’s] budget threatening to carve large gaping gashes into the flank of American science, it’s easy to lose sight of the damage that even small nicks can inflict. Consider the Epidemiology and…

U.N. Raises Only About $2M Of $400M For Haiti Cholera Fund

Agence France-Presse: U.N. Haiti cholera fund still falls short despite British aid “A new appeal by U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres for funding to help Haiti’s cholera victims has fallen short, with only Britain responding to the call, U.N. officials said Friday. With only two percent of the needed $400 million…

Foreign Aid Helps Keep Americans Healthy

Forbes: Bill Gates Is Right, USAID Is Not Just Foreign Aid, It Aids The U.S. Bruce Y. Lee, associate professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, executive director of the Global Obesity Prevention Center, associate professor at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, and director of operations…

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