GHC Statement on President Biden’s Supplemental Funding Request
GHC urges Congress to pass emergency supplemental funding for COVID-19 and other global crises
WASHINGTON, DC (April 29, 2022) – Yesterday, President Biden requested $33 billion in emergency supplemental funding for aid to Ukraine, and urged Congress to expedite critical funding needed to address compounding global crises — the COVID-19 pandemic, food security, and multiple humanitarian emergencies— that continue to devastate communities around the world.
GHC has continued to sound the alarm that previous emergency funding for the global COVID-19 response has been fully obligated, grinding the administration’s efforts to get shots into arms, mitigate the risk of new variants, and protect the U.S. economy from further supply chain disruptions to a halt. The COVID-19 pandemic remains a global health emergency and requires the resources necessary to address it.
“Addressing the pandemic globally continues to be key to saving lives in the U.S. and abroad,” said Elisha Dunn-Georgiou, President and CEO of GHC. “Congress must act urgently to pass a supplemental funding package that collectively addresses the COVID-19 pandemic and other ongoing crises. Failing to do so will have devastating impacts on global health and development programs, and humanitarian settings.”
Global Health Council is the leading membership organization devoted to advancing global health priorities by uniting advocates, implementers, policymakers, and other stakeholders. Using the power of our community’s collective voice, we work across disease areas to drive sustainable funding and equitable policies that improve global health and well-being for all.