Published on July 14, 2012 at 9:18 AM
In this guest post on the Global Health Technologies Coalition's "Breakthroughs" blog, George Fistonich, a research and policy fellow at amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, examines a new amfAR analysis that "outlines the potential effects of budget sequestration on global health programs, using updated figures to reflect recent and accurate estimates." He writes, "As our analysis illustrates, cutting funding for global health programs -- including those that support access to lifesaving HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB), and malaria tools and programs that fund research for the next generation of global health products -- would barely make a dent in reducing the U.S. federal deficit. However, cuts to global health and health research programs would have a crippling impact on people around the world" (7/12).
This article was reprinted from kaiserhealthnews.org with permission from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Kaiser Health News, an editorially independent news service, is a program of the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonpartisan health care policy research organization unaffiliated with Kaiser Permanente.