Trump Administration’s Global Health Policies, Proposed Reductions In Foreign Aid Spending Could Have Significant Impacts Worldwide, Kaiser Family Foundation Report Shows

Undark: Trump’s Cuts to Global Health Aid Could Prove Deadly
Robin Lloyd, a contributing editor at Scientific American and author at Undark, a digital science magazine published by the Knight Science Journalism Fellowship Program at MIT, writes, “A new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation finds that if Congress approves even a modest fraction of President Trump’s proposed budget cuts, the worldwide consequences will be dire … The budget cuts to global health in the [president’s budget request for the] 2018 fiscal year are ‘unprecedented,’ Jennifer Kates, KFF’s director of global health and HIV policy, tweeted on June 13, the day the report was published online. … ‘The U.S. has changed the face of the world, particularly in Africa, in terms of its health outcomes in the last 15 years,’ says Kates, one of the report’s co-authors. ‘What about the next 15? What happens with this administration will have a big impact on that’…” (6/22).

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