Daily Archives: June 24, 2009

Update: House Spending Committee Boosts Funding for Global HIV & TB

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Global health programs targeting HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis got a surprise boost on Tuesday when the House Appropriations Committee took up the foreign affairs spending bill. Rep. Nita Lowey, D-N.Y., successfully offered an amendment adding $50 million to global TB programs, a welcome move particularly given growing threat of drug-resistant TB. This boost followed a letter […]

Debate Over Obama's Global Health Initiative Heats Up

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Update: Click play below to listen to the interview with Center for Global Health Policy head Christine Lubinski. $63 billion sounds like a lot of money. That’s the price tag on President Barack Obama’s global health initiative, unveiled with some fanfare last month and the target of contentious debate ever since. But how far will […]