Category Archives: U.S. Policy and Funding

Clinton testimony short on details about global health budget requests

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  U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testified Tuesday in front of the Senate State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Subcommittee in defense of President Obama’s proposal for national security and foreign policy priorities in the fiscal year (FY) 2013 international affairs budget, including U.S. investments in global health. “Through the Global Health Initiative, we are […]

Global Health Experts Discuss President’s FY2013 Budget

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At a webcast Wednesday, the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) invited global health experts to discuss President Obama’s fiscal year 2013 budget proposal and what it means for global health.  In particular, panelists attempted to address the implications of the President’s proposed $542.9 million cut from the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in his fiscal year 2013 […]

President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2013 Budget: Health Research, R&D, and the CDC Flat or Declining Budgets

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The National Institutes of Health is slated for a flat budget request of almost $31 billion in the Administration’s budget released today.  If Congress approves this budget request, the NIH will continue to fund only a modest fraction of approved and meritorious grants. The nation’s lead public health agency, the Centers for Disease Control and […]

PEPFAR Raided to Meet Global Fund Pledge in President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2013 Budget

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The Obama administration released its fiscal year (FY) 2013 budget today with a proposed $1.65 billion funding level—an increase of 57 percent over FY 2012 – for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria to meet the U.S. pledge of $4 billion over 3 years.  This substantial and welcome budget request for the Global fund clearly […]

USAID releases final RFA for new university engagement partnership program

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Dr. Rajiv Shah, administrator for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), announced the final Higher Education Solutions Network Request for Applications (RFA) to create partnerships with universities and colleges at a White House briefing Wednesday. The RFA is a five-year program to partner with universities to support multidisciplinary, evidence-based approaches to development.  Awards are available […]