CDC Set To Cut Global Health Security Operations In 39 Countries If Funds Largely Aimed At Ebola Crisis Expire
Mother Jones: This Program Stopped Ebola. Trump May Let It Expire.
“…The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has warned health officials worldwide that without an influx of new funds, its Global Health Security Agenda may have to cut back operations from 49 countries to just 10 in 2019. … [I]n October 2019, … a five-year, $582 million federal grant awarded in 2015, largely to support the American government’s work on the Ebola crisis[, will expire]. The public health experts I talked to said the money helped aid workers in rural areas establish programs to detect and respond to new outbreaks of Ebola and other diseases. When the funds stop flowing, these programs may well be toast — a dangerous setback not just for their home countries, but for the rest of the world, too…” (Butler, 1/26).
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