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Cuts to U.S. Global Health Spending Would Mean "Stark Future" for Millions

November 18, 2011

Disregarding advances "that have the potential to significantly reduce the death toll from HIV/AIDS, malaria, malnutrition, and other insidious killers, ... both the House and the Senate are pushing significant cuts to the 2012 Obama request for global health funding," Matthew Spitzer, president of the U.S. section of Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres, writes in an opinion piece on the Huffington Post's "Impact" blog. "This debate is about much more than economy; it is about the vulnerable, about people sick, even dying, right now in the poorest corners of the earth," and "millions of patients and families who rely on U.S.-funded health programs are about to face a stark future if the proposed cuts are enacted," he writes.

"The ability to make major impacts on health in our global society, are easier, better, and more possible than ever," Spitzer continues, adding, "Rather than slashing global health funding, which represents less than one percent of the federal budget, Congress and the Obama administration should be ensuring funding of successful international health initiatives and exploring new ways of generating predictable revenue for vital lifesaving programs" (11/17).

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This information was reprinted from kff.org with permission from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. You can view the entire Kaiser Daily Global Health Policy Report, search the archives, and sign up for email delivery. © Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. All rights reserved.



  
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