Foundation Warns Proposed U.S. Budget Cuts Could Result in More Infant HIV Infections
March 1, 2011
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) is urging the Senate and President Obama to reject recent House-passed budget cuts to foreign aid programs that fight HIV. The House of Representatives approved a measure that would cut hundreds of millions of dollars from the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria.
"The proposed budget cuts have very real implications of life and death in large numbers," said Charles Lyons, president and CEO of EGPAF, which operates programs to prevent mother-to-child (MTC) HIV transmission, mostly in sub-Saharan Africa.
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This article was provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update. Visit the CDC's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.
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