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.
In February, we’ll be celebrating the first birthday of the GlobalPDX community and would like to commemorate the occasion by celebrating our members’ accomplishments. We want to hear your (both individual and organizational members) 2017 success stories and want to share them with the community. Use this form to send your stories by January 24.
No success is too big or too small, if it moved the needle significantly for your global work, we want to share it with the world!
Global Health Corps is building the next generation of diverse health leaders. The program offers a range of paid fellowship positions with health organizations in Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, the United States, and Zambia and the opportunity to develop as a transformative leader in the health equity movement. Everyone has a role to play in the health equity movement.
Applications for the Global Health Corp 2018-2019 fellowship class are open now through January 17, 2018! The program is searching for a diverse crew of 140+ young leaders (ages 21-30) who believe that health is a human right and are ready to work to make it a reality for all.
Oregon Business magazine recently published a story on Oregon’s international development community gathering together at GlobalPDX’s first conference, Achieving the SDGs. The article also highlights our Borneo Working Group, a newly created group of Oregon-based organizations focused on collaborating to strengthen their impact in the region.