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Increases Made in Key Global Health Programs

Written By: Jennifer Redner
July 9, 2009

 

capcritlogo150The House included $7.79 billion dollars for global health in its version of the FY 2010 Foreign Operations Appropriations bill, an increase of about $690 million from the previous year. It includes $528 million for maternal and child health (up from $495 million in FY09); $648.5 million for family planning, including $60 million for UNFPA (increase from $545 million with a $50 million dollar contribution to UNFA in FY09); $585 million for malaria (a $203 million increase from the previous year); $376 million for TB (increase from $163 million in FY09); and $5.709 billion for HIV/AIDS, which includes a $700 million dollar contribution to the Global Fund to Fight TB, AIDS, and Malaria (increase from $5.159 billion dollars in FY09).

Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY) also introduced an amendment to the legislation that included an increase in funding for maternal health programs by $10 million dollars. The amendment passed by a vote of 261 – 168.

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