USAID Confirms FY 2011 Funding Level For NTD Program

“USAID has recently confirmed that the fiscal year (FY) 2011 funding level for USAID’s [Neglected Tropical Disease] Program will be $77 million,” bringing the total funding appropriated by the U.S. toward NTD control and elimination programs over a six-year period to $212 million, according to the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases’ “End The Neglect” blog. “This figure, although below the President’s original FY11 request of $155 million, is a $12 million increase from the program’s FY10 allocation of $65 million,” the blog writes (8/16).