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Proposed US Budget Cuts Could Have Severe Impact on Health Security





When the ebola crisis erupted in 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sent staff to help West African countries contain the pandemic. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded research and supported pharmaceutical giants to produce a vaccine that would save lives but not turn a profit.

In his budget proposal, President Donald Trump seeks big cuts in spending on global health research. Those cuts could affect work being done to end malaria and AIDS and protect against other infectious diseases.

Trump’s proposed 2018 budget calls for an 18 percent funding cut for NIH and a 17 percent cut read more >>>

Source:: VOANews.Com

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