Daily Archives: May 13, 2011

Waiting for GHI – Obama’s global health program likely to fall short of funding mark

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President Obama announced his Global Health Initiative (GHI), a $63 billion program to be spread over six years, in 2009. But the ambitious program aiming to promote health worldwide is likely to fall shy of its funding target.

“We don’t know what’s going to happen in the next three years, but I think even an optimistic budget scenario would not bring funding to $63 billion,” said Vice President and Director of Global Health and HIV Policy at the Kaiser Family Foundation, Jennifer Kates. In fact, even if funding levels were to remain constant going forward, which some think is an optimistic future budget scenario, Kates said, the total allocation will still fall short by about $11 billion… Read More