President Obama submitted the FY 2010 budget to Congress including $53.9 billion for the Department of State and other international programs.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stated that President Obamaâ€™s “new global health initiative will be a crucial component of American foreign policy and a signature element of smart power.”
President Obama announced a new Global Health Initiative and his request of Congress to approve $8.6 billion in FY 2010 and $63 billion over six years to support this effort. The President stated that the initiative will continue to support and build upon efforts to address AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis initiated by the previous administration, but it will also “do more to improve health systems around the world, focus our efforts on child and maternal health, and ensure that best practices drive the funding for these programs.”
The Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced $11.75 million in grants over five years to train researchers in Haiti, Uganda, China, and Tanzania focusing on HIV/AIDS and TB.
In a statement on World Tuberculosis Day, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton listed the ways the U.S. is involved in addressing TB while also stating â€œthere is still much more to be doneâ€ and â€œthe State Department should continue and expand its commitment to reducing the global burden of TB.â€
The report by the Federal Tuberculosis Task Force provides â€œspecific action steps and new activities that will require additional funding and a renewed commitment by government and nongovernmental organizations involved in domestic and international TB control efforts to be implemented effectively.â€
The report “provides an overview of the U.S. foreign aid program, by answering frequently asked questions on the subject.”
CRS Report – PEPFAR Reauthorization: Key Policy Debates and Changes to U.S. International HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria and Programs and Funding
“This report provides background on PEPFAR implementation and results” including: funding levels, key policy debates, and “key changes to programs and funding for U.S. international efforts to fight HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria programs as directed by the 110th Congress in the Lantos-Hyde Act as enacted.”