Global Health Organizations Release Statements On President’s FY 2020 Budget Request

Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: A look at the impact of the President’s FY20 budget proposal
“The White House released its preliminary fiscal year 2020 budget request, proposing major cuts to global health spending, including … for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria…” (3/11).

Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: ‘This Budget Does Not Represent the U.S. Global Fund Replenishment Pledge’
“The White House released its preliminary fiscal year 2020 budget request [Monday], proposing major cuts to global health spending, including a … reduction compared to fiscal year 2019 appropriation levels to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund) and major cuts to bilateral global health programs…” (3/11).

Global Health Council: Global Health Council Rejects President’s Budget, Calls for Continued U.S Investments in Global Health and Development Programs
“…These proposed cuts undermine the leadership role the United States has played in global health and development, and could potentially roll back major milestones achieved in the field thus far. ‘The Trump administration continues to jeopardize the long-term impact that U.S. investments in foreign assistance and global health programs have had on millions of lives around the world,’ stated Loyce Pace, President and Executive Director of Global Health Council…” (3/12).

International Rescue Committee: Leading humanitarian, development, and global health organizations urge congress to reject cuts to foreign assistance
“Leading humanitarian, development, and global health organizations Bread for the World, CARE, Catholic Relief Services, Interaction, International Rescue Committee, Mercy Corps, ONE, Oxfam, PATH, Save the Children, and World Vision, are calling on Members of Congress to protect the International Affairs budget in Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) despite the administration’s proposed … cuts. American leadership is critical in the face of daunting global challenges, from conflict to mass displacement, from food insecurity to global health crises…” (3/11).

Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network: Trump Administration Again Slashes Resources for Effective Development and Diplomacy
In a statement delivered on behalf of MFAN, Co-Chairs George Ingram, Lester Munson, and Tessie San Martin, write, “MFAN is alarmed for the third consecutive year by the Trump administration’s massive proposed cuts to the U.S. foreign affairs budget. … MFAN supports wise and strategic spending decisions, but unreasonable, drastic cuts harm the effectiveness and efficiency of our nation’s interests abroad. … MFAN will work with Congress to oppose these cuts, provide the necessary resources to ensure our security, and reaffirm U.S. global leadership, while furthering effectiveness and evidence-based reform” (3/12).

Save the Children: Save the Children Condemns President’s Proposed Deep Cuts to Foreign Aid for Third Consecutive Year
“Save the Children condemns the president’s third consecutive budget request seeking to make deep cuts to international development, diplomatic, and humanitarian assistance. The fiscal year (FY) 2020 budget request … if enacted, would have disastrous impacts on the health, education, and safety of children and families abroad. Cuts to these programs could mean more children going hungry, fewer children receiving quality education, more children at risk in fragile and conflict-affected states, and fewer opportunities for promoting global gender equality and empowering women and girls…” (3/11).