We received a message today from the Global Health Council regarding President Trump’s budget proposal and felt it important to share with you. Granted, their observations are only health related, but we will work to find information about other global funding priorities to share with you.
Here is the full text of the Global Health Council’s message:
- Recommended U.S. contributions to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis were cut to $250 million and $925 million respectively.
- $302 million recommended for Family Planning/Reproductive Health, which is $300 million less or 50% reduction than FY2017 enacted. FP/RH was zeroed out in the FY18 proposed budget. In addition, U.S voluntary contributions to UNFPA did not receive a request.
- Zeroed out funding for HIV/AIDS programs at USAID in addition to cuts to both PEPFAR and The Global Fund. In an addendum to the budget (see below), an additional $400 million is provided to PEPFAR, bringing it to the same level as the FY2018 proposed budget.
- A 6% cut for CDC Center for Global Health, however, does include $109 million for CDC Global Public Health Protection, including $59 million for GHSA from unspent Ebola Supplemental Funding.
- Recommended funding for The Fogarty Center, which was zeroed out in the FY2018 request, is $70 million, a $2 million decrease from FY2017 enacted.