GHC Statement on the President’s FY24 Global Health Budget
Washington, D.C., March 10, 2023 – Yesterday, the Biden-Harris Administration released the President’s Budget Request for Fiscal Year (FY) 2024, which includes $10.9 billion to support critical global health programs at the State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development. This request, a modest increase of $370 million over the level of funding enacted in the FY23 budget, does not go nearly far enough to address the world’s most pressing health challenges including the devastating effects that the COVID-19 pandemic has had across a range of health areas.
As one of the leading membership organizations devoted to advancing global health priorities, Global Health Council (GHC) is pleased to see significant contributions to the Global Fund, the Pandemic Fund, and CEPI, however, many global health programs were either flat-funded or worse, decreased.
“Stagnant or diminished resources will set us back substantially in meeting the Sustainable Development Goals and maintaining the global health progress that U.S. funding has helped to advance over the past several decades,” said Elisha Dunn-Georgiou, Global Health Council President and CEO. “U.S. leadership in fighting diseases, establishing effective programs, and bolstering health systems throughout the world is needed now more than ever.”
As the FY24 budget process continues, we urge the Biden Administration to work with Congress to finalize a spending package that increases U.S. global health investments. GHC will continue to advocate for Congress and the Administration to ensure global health resources meet the vast health needs, in order to improve the health and well-being of people around the globe.
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.