Category Archives: What We’re Reading About the 2017 Transition

We’re reading about the Fogarty Center, after the Trump budget outline targets the half-century-old NIH international research arm for elimination

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Profile: NIH’s Fogarty International Center – A couple of years ago, this article in The Lancet described the widening scope and increasing impact of the U.S. National Institutes of Health Fogarty International Center, since it began to support medical training and research in 1968. “This concept of investing in training outstanding young investigators, both U.S. and […]

Aid or ammunition? As Trump plans first budget, we’re reading about the security dividends of global health investments

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Trump’s budget entails steep cuts for diplomacy foreign aid – While this fiscal year’s $50.1 billion for the State Department and USAID represents just a little more than 1 percent of the entire federal budget, this AP piece cites sources saying the president’s proposal for next year would cut that by 37 percent. US foreign […]

Transition 2017 . . . We’re reading reactions and questions on global health impacts

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One week into the Trump administration, memos, executive orders, a draft memorandum, and State Department resignations have raised questions about the immediate future of U.S. global health responses and results. We’re reading some of the reactions. The State Department’s entire senior administrative team just resigned – While remaining unclear whether this was a reaction or […]