U.S. Global Health, Development Programs Create ‘Hope, Opportunity, And Stability’
Devex: Wisely spent, foreign aid saves lives
Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.)
“…The United States plays an indispensable role in formulating global health and development strategies, forging coordination among governments, and responding to natural and man-made disasters. What few Americans may realize is that we do this, and more, with less than one percent of the federal budget. … Our foreign aid helps the poorest of the poor, but we also benefit at home from our investments overseas. This is recognized by Democrats and Republicans alike. … Helping the needy is a long American tradition, and U.S. foreign aid investments need and deserve the support of the American people. Together we can help foreign governments and local communities provide better nutrition, safe water, sanitation, vaccines, girls’ education, and other lifesaving improvements — creating hope, opportunity, and stability…” (6/11).