Monthly Archives: February 2009

Obama’s opening salvo on global health

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There were no nitty-gritty details about global health funding in the budget blueprint President Obama released Thursday. But we can do a little tea-leaf reading from the big-picture numbers.   The White House asked for $51.7 billion to fund the State Department and other international programs, an increase of about $4.5 billion over the fiscal […]

Nothing to sneeze at

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It’s not enough, but Congress did provide a small surprise boost in bilateral TB funding for this fiscal year-padding the FY09 appropriations bill with an extra $7.5 million for combating global tuberculosis. Overall, the bill includes $162.5 million for global TB, a little more than the $155 million global HIV/AIDS & TB advocates had anticipated. […]

Global HIV/AIDS funding on the White House’s radar

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The Center’s David Bryden was instrumental in getting the New York Times to write this editorial  about how global HIV/AIDS advocates are bracing for bad budget news from Obama. The White House is apparently set to provide level funding, or only a modest increase, for the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR.) The program […]