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USGLC, ‘Science Speaks’ Blog Examine International Affairs-, Global Health-Related Aspects Of White House FY17 Budget Request

U.S. Global Leadership Coalition: International Affairs Budget Proposal Slightly Down: Growing Concern Over U.S. Ability to Keep Pace with Global Challenges
“The $54.1 billion for international affairs in the administration’s just-released budget proposal, while much improved from the draconian cuts in sequestration, may not be keeping pace with today’s increasing global challenges, says the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition. In a full report just issued on the president’s budget request, the USGLC expressed concern on whether U.S. development and diplomacy programs will be able to meet the new and growing crises across the globe after suffering a 12 percent cut since FY 2010…” (2/9).

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: PEPFAR, Global Fund flat in White House Budget document, while TB plan doesn’t get a mention
Rabita Aziz, policy research coordinator for the Center for Global Health Policy, discusses global health aspects of President Obama’s FY 2017 budget request released on Tuesday, writing, “The Obama administration raised hopes and goals for HIV treatment and prevention last year, but today released a budget with flat funding for the programs that must meet those goals…” (2/9).

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: White House slashes TB funding less than two months after launching National Plan to Combat MDR-TB
Aziz discusses TB funding in the U.S. Department of State’s congressional budget justification, noting, “The State Department’s funding document released following the White House budget [Tuesday] shows the administration proposed the same amount for tuberculosis programs this year as it did last year — even after releasing an ambitious plan to reach more people worldwide with treatment for drug resistant TB…” (2/9).

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