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Global Health Experts Discuss Potential Impacts, Challenges Of President Trump’s FY18 Budget Request

Devex: What the aid community can do to withstand Trump’s ‘wrecking ball’ budget
“The Trump administration’s budget recommendation may take a ‘wrecking ball’ to foreign aid but the development community needs to seize this opportunity to build a broader constituency, according to the chief executive officer of CARE USA. Michelle Nunn described the president’s budget proposal as both a challenge and a ‘tremendous opportunity’ for aid workers to make the case for increased financial, public, and political support for their work…” (Edwards, 5/30).

Global Health NOW: Loyce Pace: Making Sense of the U.S. Budget Proposal for Global Health
“At a World Health Assembly side event on Tuesday, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price said the U.S. ‘strongly, strongly’ supports WHO. That same day the Trump administration released an FY18 budget with a 26 percent reduction in global health funding among other massive cuts to U.N. agencies. To make sense of the budget dichotomy and get a preview of the global health community response, GHN turned to Loyce Pace, president and executive director of the Global Health Council…” (Simpson, 5/26).

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