Blogs, Organizations Discuss Obama’s FY15 Budget Request
The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog discusses funding for global AIDS programs under President Barack Obama’s FY 2015 budget request (Aziz, 3/4). Writing in the ONE Blog, Jen Olson, ONE deputy director of U.S. government relations, discusses the international affairs and global health aspects of the budget request (3/4). In a press release, Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria notes, “In his budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2015, released today, President Obama requested $1.35 billion for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, plus an additional $300 million increase through the new Opportunity, Growth and Security Initiative, if enacted by Congress…” (3/4). The GAVI Alliance in a press release states, “The Obama Administration has requested a record $200 million in its fiscal year 2015 budget to support the GAVI Alliance in its mission to save children’s lives and protect people’s health in the world’s poorest countries by increasing access to vaccines (3/4). The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition “applauds the administration’s $50 billion International Affairs Budget request for protecting America’s global engagement” in a press release and also offers an analysis of the request (Miller, 3/4).
Additional information about global health spending proposed in the FY15 budget request is available from the Kaiser Family Foundation’s “Policy Tracker” (3/4).