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Blog Examines Potential Impact Of Sequestration On Global Health

Noting “several federal agencies released new details about the impact of sequestration on their budgets and programs,” the Global Health Technologies Coalition’s Communications Officer Kim Lufkin writes in the group’s “Breakthroughs” blog, “The GHTC and others in the global health and research communities have long stressed the importance of preventing sequestration in order to stop the devastating cuts it would have on U.S. programs that — among other lifesaving activities — are helping to develop and deliver innovative vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, and other tools to benefit global public health.” Lufkin provides examples and highlights a report (.pdf) from Democratic members of the House Appropriations Committee that “outlines the potential effects of sequestration on agencies that fund global health and research programs” (2/19).