IDSA Reviews U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee’s Proposed FY20 Budget For Health Concerns, Including Global Fund, PEPFAR

Homeland Preparedness News: IDSA reviews Congressional funding allocations for health concerns
“Proposed funding allocations by the Senate Appropriations Committee address some of the most urgent threats to public and individual, the Infectious Diseases Society of America said. … The bill also recognizes the role of continued U.S. leadership against infectious disease outbreaks worldwide with $595 million for the CDC Center for Global Health. This funding includes a $100 million increase for the CDC Global Public Health Protection program. The Senate State and Foreign Operations and Related Programs Appropriations subcommittee approved $1.56 billion for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria. That represents a $210 million increase over FY19 funding. However, a $50 million cut in funding for the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief represents a discouraging step back, IDSA said…” (Kovaleski, 9/24).