Trump Administration’s Proposed Cuts To Global Health Funding Threaten Malaria Gains
IRIN: Gains against malaria at risk from U.S. cuts, donor complacency
“…Begun under former president George W. Bush, the fight against malaria is often cited as one of the U.S. government’s most successful global health campaigns. But that could all change with President Donald Trump’s threat to cut foreign assistance around the globe. It comes at a critical time in the fight against malaria, when threatened cuts could tip the balance in an already precarious struggle. So far, the budget process has been in flux, but the U.S. Congress appears primed to keep spending levels steady from last year. Malaria advocates say that is effectively a cut, however, as it does not keep up with program cost increases…” (Loewenberg, 1/30).