Policy & Politics
AmfAR Analysis Examines Impact of Potential Budget Sequestration on Global Health
July 13, 2012
In this guest post on the Global Health Technologies Coalition's "Breakthroughs" blog, George Fistonich, a research and policy fellow at amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, examines a new amfAR analysis that "outlines the potential effects of budget sequestration on global health programs, using updated figures to reflect recent and accurate estimates." He writes, "As our analysis illustrates, cutting funding for global health programs -- including those that support access to lifesaving HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB), and malaria tools and programs that fund research for the next generation of global health products -- would barely make a dent in reducing the U.S. federal deficit. However, cuts to global health and health research programs would have a crippling impact on people around the world" (7/12).
This article was provided by Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. It is a part of the publication Kaiser Daily Health Policy Report. Visit the Kaiser Family Foundation's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.
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