AmfAR Analysis Examines Impact Of Potential Budget Sequestration On Global Health

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.” 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).