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Experts Examine Potential Impacts Of U.S. Global Health Funding Cuts On Future Development Assistance For Health

Health Affairs: What U.S. Budget Cuts To Global Health Could Mean For Future Funding
Jennifer Kates, vice president and director of global health and HIV policy at the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF); Nafis Sadat, researcher on the Financial Resources for Health team at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME); Adam Wexler, associate director of global health and HIV policy at KFF; and Joseph Dieleman, assistant professor at IHME, assess the potential impact of U.S. funding cuts to global health, writing, “We found that a one-year cut in the U.S. global health budget of the magnitude proposed by the president for 2018 would result in significantly less [development assistance for health (DAH)] over the next 10 years. … We also found that the U.S. rank as a donor to global health, as measured by DAH as a share of gross domestic product (GDP), would fall from No. 5 (in 2016) to No. 10 under the administration’s proposed cut” (7/26).