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News Outlets Examine Possible Impacts Of Trump Presidency On USAID, CDC Operations

Devex: Trump could roll back LBGT and family planning policies, warns former USAID general counsel
“A former general counsel at USAID has warned the aid agency could face serious challenges under President-elect Donald Trump, including how it operates in conflict countries, the future of U.S. democratizing work, potentially scaling back support for LGBTI and family planning programs abroad, and even filling the post of USAID administrator. John Simpkins, who stepped down as the agency’s top lawyer at the end of October, also called on countries where the U.S. Agency for International Development works to ‘make it clear’ to the Trump administration that the partnership is delivering beneficial impacts if they want to continue receiving support…” (Edwards, 11/21).

Washington Post: The challenges to public health under the Trump administration
“Some of the greatest challenges facing the United States aren’t terrorists or trade deficits, but public health threats. Experts are urging the next administration to support the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and its international collaborations to protect people from preventable deaths. … The incoming administration has offered few signals about its public health priorities. The only thing officials have to go on is a single reference to ‘public health’ in President-elect Donald Trump’s 100-day action plan. The plan says Trump would impose a hiring freeze on all federal employees, but exempt ‘the military, public safety, and public health’…” (Sun, 11/21).

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