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March 28, 2024

March (budget) madness: Stagnant spending package and muted budget request point to uphill battle ahead

Months of tense congressional negotiations stretching nearly six months over schedule finally concluded with the signing of a FY24 spending package in the same month President Joe Biden released his budget proposal for FY25. GHTC breaks down what this all means for global health R&D.

May 9, 2022

Research Roundup: New PEPFAR leadership, shorter TB regimens, and novel COVID-19 vaccine platforms

In this regular feature on Breakthroughs, we highlight some of the most interesting reads in global health research from the past week.

April 26, 2019

Members of Congress push back at President’s budget cuts to global health research

The Trump administration’s budget request for fiscal year 2020 (FY20) includes cuts that—if enacted—would hamstring the research and development (R&D) of new global health technologies. Since the release of the budget request in early March, however, lawmakers from both parties have expressed their commitment to shielding critical funding strings from the president’s scissors.

February 25, 2019

President signs spending bill boosting funding for global health

On February 15, President Trump signed into law a bipartisan spending bill—averting another partial government shutdown and ensuring full-year funding for the government for the remainder of fiscal year 2019. The months-long saga ended with some great news for global health and research and development.