Editor’s Note: We will be blogging today about the House Appropriations subcommittee meeting, filing an update on funding levels for global health programs. So check back to see what happens! At last week’s HIV/AIDS Implementers’ Meeting in Namibia, participants expressed deep concern about the commitment among donor nations to maintaining the momentum in the global fight […]
Yesterday we received more information about the budget proposal from President Obama. There are some new details, such as his proposal to flat-fund US backing for the Global Fund. His proposal does not add up, I am sorry to say, and it is not consistent with the Hyde-Lantos legislation the President co-sponsored last year. Why […]
This week the Obama Administration seemed to take a page from George Bush’s old playbook as the new Administration announces a very big sounding figure, $63 billion, for global health programs that help poor countries — when, in fact, the proposal obscures the real facts about the Obama budget, especially for FY 2010.