Trump Administration’s FY18 Budget Request Proposes $2.2B Cut To Global Health Programs Account
NPR: Trump’s Proposed Budget Would Cut $2.2 Billion From Global Health Spending
“…On one level the reductions did not come as a surprise. Trump had already made clear in his ‘skinny budget’ proposal, released in March, that he wanted to lower spending on foreign assistance by more than a third. Yet advocates for global health programs say they are nonetheless reeling as they pore through this week’s more detailed release. … Overall, Trump would cut the annual global health budget by about 26 percent, or around $2.2 billion in the 2018 fiscal year that begins October 1, decreasing it from about $8.7 billion in the current fiscal year budget to less than $6.5 billion…” (Aizenman, 5/25).
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