Iâ€™m not going to lie. When I heard that the Trump Administration was going to release its budget blueprint, I didnâ€™t have high hopes for global health. The new administrationâ€™s commitment to global health has been ambiguous at best, and early word was that medical and scientific research was in for some massive cuts. So what does the budget blueprint tell us about the future the USâ€™ commitment to global health? Itâ€™s not all bad. In fact, for a budget that goes so far as to zero out funding for Meals on Wheels, global health comes out relatively well in some very specific ways, but the cuts in medical and scientific research and support are likely to have ripple effects that will ultimately work against the USâ€™ interests in global health. This is a budget that may allow the US to react once crises happen, but itâ€™s not one that will help the US prevent future crises from occurring.
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|Publication status||Published - 2015|