Global Health Budget

Civil Society Statement Recognizing the Role of Global Health in Development

Download PDF version of statement here. As organizations that work around the world to ensure healthier, safer lives for all people, we join together to support sustained and strengthened U.S. commitment to global health. Health is the backbone of strong and stable communities, which makes global health – in addition to humanitarian relief, democracy and…

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Advocacy Update – June 19, 2017

This post was written by Danielle Heiberg, Senior Advocacy Manager, Global Health Council. FY18 Hearings and USAID Administrator Nomination Hearing Part of Busy Week on Capitol Hill Last week was a busy one on Capitol Hill. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson testified at four separate hearings on the proposed FY18 budget for the State Department…

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Gutting Global Health Programs Serves No One

Washington, DC (May 23, 2017) — Today the Trump administration released its proposed budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 that contains a 26 percent decrease in global health funding at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Department of State, as well as the elimination of development assistance. In addition, cuts were recommended for programs at the Department…

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Trump Administration Releases FY18 Budget

On May 23, the Trump administration released its recommended budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018. “A New Foundation for American Greatness” includes sharp increases for defense and border security, while drastically cutting nondefense discretionary spending. Overall Foreign Assistance was cut approximately 32 percent, with a cut of 26 percent to global health programs at USAID…

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Advocacy Update ~ May 1, 2017

This post was written by Global Health Council Senior Advocacy Manager Danielle Heiberg. Congress Passes Short-Term CR to Keep Government Open Despite being six months into Fiscal Year (FY) 2017, Congress needs another week to finish the spending package for the year. On Friday (April 28), Congress passed a short-term Continuing Resolution (CR) to keep…

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Advocacy Update ~ April 17, 2017

By Danielle Heiberg, Senior Advocacy Manager, Global Health Budget Update Congress is in the middle of a two-week recess and when they return on Monday, April 24, they will face the expiration of the Continuing Resolution (CR) that is currently funding federal agencies and government programs for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017, and that is expiring…

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Advocacy Update ~ March 20, 2017

By Danielle Heiberg, Senior Advocacy Manager, Global Health Council Trump’s Proposed Budget Includes Cuts to State Department and USAID On Thursday, the Trump administration released its first budget with recommendations for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018. Known as a “skinny” budget because only topline funding recommendations for federal agencies are provided, this initial budget provides insight…

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Cuts to UN Funding Would Cost Millions of Lives

This blog was written by GHC Board Member Kate Dodson, Vice President of Global Health for the United Nations Foundation. On March 16, the White House released an FY18 budget proposal that calls for drastic cuts to the State Department, US Agency for International Development (USAID) and other non-defense discretionary spending. This means a huge reduction in funding…

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Proposed White House Budget Cuts Risk Stalling Global Health Progress

Global Health Council Statement on President Trump’s Proposed Budget Washington, DC (March 16, 2017) — Today President Donald Trump released a proposed budget that contains close to a one-third reduction in federal funding for the State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). These cuts will have a significant impact on foreign assistance, which includes development…

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Congress Returns After Summer Recess

Congress returned to Capitol Hill this week to deal with Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) appropriations and funding the domestic response to Zika. With fewer than 20 days remaining in the Congressional schedule before the election and FY16 ending on September 30, little time remains for Congress to address these issues. Earlier this week, Senate Democrats…

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