Omnibus Appropriations Bill Has Mixed Results For Global Health, Blog Says

Writing about the omnibus appropriations bill released this week by Congress, Nick Taylor, senior program assistant at the Global Health Technologies Coalition, writes in the group’s “Breakthroughs” blog, “…Funding for many accounts that fund research for new global health tools — such as those at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) — was higher than FY 2013 sequestered levels, and a few accounts even saw further increases. However, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) remains woefully underfunded, even as Congress increased its budget by $1 billion over last year’s post-sequestration levels. Below are a few key highlights from the omnibus agreement…” (1/16).