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Report Estimates Human Impact Of Potential Cuts To U.S. Global Health Spending Over Next Five Years

“Thousands of lives and years of gains made against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria could be lost if proportional reductions are made to achieve the $1.2 trillion in spending reductions required by the Budget Control Act of 2011,” according to a report (.pdf) issued on Monday by the Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR), the Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog reports. The report, titled “The Budget Control Act of 2011 and Global Health: Projecting the Human Impact of the Debt Deal,” “estimates the human impact of the approximate $5.04 billion that will be cut from global health spending over nine years under a sequestration scenario” and “outlines the human impact of every five percent cut to bilateral global health funding” according to the blog (Mazzotta, 10/17).