APHRC Executive Director Alex Ezeh Discusses Potential U.S. Aid Cuts To, Impacts On African Nations In Interview With The Conversation
The Conversation Africa: How Trump’s proposed U.S. aid cuts will affect health care in Africa
“As part of his proposed first budget, U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened to cut U.S. aid … This could have a devastating effect on health care in Africa. [African Population and Health Research Center Executive Director] Alex Ezeh spoke to The Conversation Africa about Trump’s decision and what it means. How important is U.S. aid been to health? [Ezeh:] It’s impossible to overstate the historic importance of U.S. development assistance to Africa. … How can gaps in health financing be filled? … [Ezeh:] If aid is cut there’s an opportunity for African countries to make good on their pledges to increase domestic financing for health. (This is true regardless of what the U.S. decides)…” (4/10).