Proposed U.S. Budget Cuts Threaten Antimicrobial Stewardship Efforts, Global Health Security, Experts Write In Commentary

Healio: Trump budget cuts threaten antimicrobial stewardship
“The significant budget cuts proposed by President Donald J. Trump’s administration threaten recent progress on combating antimicrobial resistance, according to a commentary published in Annals of Internal Medicine. … The cuts would also hinder the global health security efforts of the CDC and United States Agency for International Development by substantially reducing support for global surveillance and increasing the chance that multidrug-resistant pathogens will spreading across borders undetected, according to [Helen W. Boucher, director of the infectious diseases fellowship program at Tufts Medical Center and associate professor of medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine,] and colleagues…” (Demko, 9/5).