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Senate Appropriations Subcommittee approves FY 2012 Labor, HHS, Education Appropriations Bill

The Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), and Education approved, during a markup hearing, the FY 2012 Labor, HHS, and Education appropriations bill (S.1599). Among other things, the bill provides funding for global health programs through appropriations to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Fogarty International Center. The Committee Report outlines funding amounts provided in the bill including $350.3 million for global health activities through the CDC and $299 million for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

Additional Information:

  • Access a summary of the bill released by the Senate Committee on Appropriations.
  • The full Senate Committee on Appropriations is scheduled to markup the bill September 21, 2011.
  • Learn more about the status of FY 2012 appropriations using the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Budget Tracker.
House Appropriations Committee releases FY 2012 Labor, HHS, & Education Appropriations Bill

The House Committee on Appropriations released the draft FY 2012 Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), and Education appropriations bill (H.R. 3070), which provides funding for global health programs through appropriations to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), including the Fogarty International Center, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The proposed bill and an accompanying funding table highlight the following amounts for global health:

  • $324.2 million for global health programs at the CDC, of which $118.0 million is for HIV/AIDS programs;
  • $71.3 million for the Fogarty International Center; and
  • The proposed bill eliminates HHS funding for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

Learn more about the U.S. global health budget using the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Budget Tracker.

GAO releases report on PEPFAR program planning and reporting

In a report titled “President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief: Program Planning and Reporting”, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), in response to legislative directives, “(1) described key procedures for planning and reporting on PEPFAR performance and (2) examined published PEPFAR performance plans and reports.”

U.S. and Russia announce partnership to eradicate polio

The U.S. and Russia signed a “Protocol of Intent on Cooperation for the Global Eradication of Polio” outlining potential areas for collaboration including “disease surveillance, support for immunization campaigns, technical assistance, advocacy efforts, and additional areas for potential partnership.”

Administrator Shah delivers speech titled “Modern Development Enterprise” and announces new evaluation policy

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah delivered a speech titled “The Modern Development Enterprise” at the Center for Global Development. During his remarks, Administrator Shah emphasized the importance of monitoring and evaluation of U.S. development efforts and announced the release of USAID’s new evaluation policy.

USAID expands malaria prevention program in Africa

In a press release, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced the expansion of its Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) program in Africa through the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI).  The $189 million, three-year contract “will provide technical and financial support to the Ministries of Health and National Malaria Control Programs in African countries to build country-level capacity for malaria prevention activities.”

H.R. 3293 – Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010

The bill, as passed by the House, provides $323 million for global health activities at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), $300 million to the Global Fund through the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and $70 million to the John E. Fogarty International Center. The bill also authorizes a total of $545.5 million to address Pandemic Influenza.

Timeline of the bill:

- The bill was introduced and reported on by the House Committee on Appropriations on July 22, 2009.

- The bill was passed by the House (264-153) on July 24, 2009.