Administration News Trump Administration continues WHO withdrawal with reprogramming of funds The Trump Administration announced it would reprogram the remaining Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 and 2020 assessed contributions to the World Health Organization (WHO). The decision to reprogram $80 million in assessed contributions will impede the WHO’s ability to respond to COVID-19 and other long-term…

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Administration News Trump Administration reaffirms withdrawal plan from WHO In a statement released by the Department of State, the Trump Administration announced steps to complete the process of withdrawal from the World Health Organization. They announced the remaining portion of the 2020 assessment, upwards of $62 million USD, will be reprogrammed to the UN to…

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Administration News State Department updates U.S. global response to COVID-19 On July 29, the State Department provided an update on the U.S. funding commitments  for the global response to COVID-19. The update highlights and breaks down the allocated $20.5 billion that has gone towards the international response. Secretary Azar: Any vaccine would be shared once…

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By: Marissa Chmiola, Senior Communications Lead, Global Health Technologies Coalition With support from the US Agency for International Development’s (USAID) global health Grand Challenges for Development program led by the Center for Innovation and Impact, innovators from across the globe have been designing and scaling up affordable solutions to the world’s most significant global health challenges,…

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Congressional News House State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Last week, the House passed H.R. 7608, a minibus consisting of four fiscal year (FY) 2021 appropriations bills: State-Foreign Operations (SFOPs); Agriculture-Rural Development-FDA; Interior-Environment; and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs. A full summary of the bill is available here. The bill provides $65.87 billion in funding, an…

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WHO Advocacy On July 6, the United States Government moved forward with the termination of its relationship with the World Health Organization (WHO). Please access our WHO Advocacy Page for the most up-to-date information about the global health community’s efforts to support the work of the WHO and urging the Trump Administration to reconsider the…

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The 114th Congress convened earlier this month and with it comes new committee assignments. With the Republicans now in the majority in the Senate, most of the shake up will be in that chamber. Notable changes include: Senate Appropriations: Thad Cochran (R-MS) will be the Chairman and Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) will be Ranking Member. The…

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