On February 2, President Obama sent his proposed budget for FY2016 to Congress. The proposed budget includes about $9.7 billion for the Global Health Programs account at USAID and the State Department (this is total known funding; some additional funding at USAID, the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Defense is not known at this time). This figures is $266 million below the enacted level for FY2015. Compared to FY2015, funding declined for tuberculosis, neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), nutrition, vulnerable children and global health security (formerly pandemic influenza and emerging threats). Malaria, maternal and child health, and family planning and reproductive health all saw increases compared to FY2015. The U.S. contribution to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is 18% ($243 million) below the FY15 level. The proposed base contribution of $1,107 million would fulfill President’s Obama’s pledge of $1 for every $2 pledged by other donors. Congress will hold budget hearings in February and March, and begin drafting appropriations legislation in May.
A few of the key accounts (in millions):
For more information and proposed levels for additional global health accounts, visit the Kaiser Family Foundation website.