Global Health Budget

Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Process Is Underway

Although the timeline for the budget process for Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) is pushed back due to the elections, GHC, in coordination with the global health advocacy community, this week submitted its recommendations for key global health accounts to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). In a non-election year, OMB would begin crafting the…

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FY17 Appropriations Update

Earlier this week the Senate Appropriations Committee marked up the State, Foreign Operations and Other Related Agencies fiscal year 2017 appropriations bill. Global Health funding saw a modest 6% increase, with increases for TB, malaria, and maternal and child health (primarily due to an increase in funding to Gavi). The Committee rejected the President’s recommended…

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Investing in Nutrition: The Foundation for Development

The world is currently not on track to achieve any of the six global nutrition targets that were agreed to by WHO in 2012. The World Bank, Results for Development, and 1,000 Days, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, did an in-depth costing analysis and investment…

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Zika Emergency Funding

Last week, the White House requested that unobligated Ebola funding be reprogrammed to combat the Zika virus. The President had previously requested $1.9 billion emergency funding, but the request had stalled as Republican appropriators pushed for the use of unobligated funds. It is unclear which accounts the funding will come from. It is expected that…

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FY17 Appropriations Update

This week USAID Administrator Gayle Smith appeared before several Congressional Committees on the proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 budget for USAID. Appearing before the House Committee on Foreign Relations and both the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on State and Foreign Operations, Administrator Smith testified how the budget request for global health helps USAID to…

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FY17 Appropriations Update

With the President’s proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 budget on Capitol Hill since early February, Congressional hearings on the budget have begun. Secretary of State John Kerry has appeared before both the House and Senate State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Subcommittee, as well as before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and Senate Foreign Relations…

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President’s FY17 Budget Released

The White House released the President’s proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) in early February. Global health programs at USAID and the State Department would be funded at $8,577 million, which is $73 million above the FY16 enacted levels. The maternal and child health (MCH), malaria and family planning and reproductive health accounts were…

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Health Financing: Unpacking Trends in ODA for Health — Webinar Recap

On September 2, GHC co-hosted a webinar with Action for Global Health (AfGH) on Official Development Assistance (ODA) and financing in global health. During the webinar, Marco Simonelli, Joachim Ruppel, and Tim Roosen from AfGH presented their report “Health Financing: Unpacking Trends in ODA for Health”, which analyzes and compares European donors’ economic capacity and…

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GHC Launches Global Health Briefing Book for U.S. Congress

On March 16, 2015, Global Health Council (GHC) released, “Taking Stock: Why U.S. Investments in Global Health Matter,” an online briefing book for members of U.S. Congress and their staff. The briefing book comprises briefs on crucial global health issues, such as health systems strengthening, malaria, vaccines and immunization, and maternal and child health. Each…

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