PDF _ RL33485 - U.S. International HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and U.S. International HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Spending: FY2004-FY2007
28-Dec-2006; Tiaji Salaam-Blyther; 14 p.

Abstract: On January 28, 2003, during his State of the Union Address, President George Bush proposed that the United States spend $15 billion over five years to combat HIV/AIDS through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). The President proposed that most of the spending on PEPFAR programs be concentrated in 15 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Of the $15 billion, the Plan anticipated spending $10 billion on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB), and malaria programs in the 15 Focus Countries, $4 billion on international HIV/AIDS research and bilateral HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria programs in more than 100 non- Focus Countries, and $1 billion on contributions to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria (Global Fund). Between FY2004 and FY2008, PEPFAR aims to have supported care for 10 million people affected by HIV/AIDS, including children orphaned by AIDS; prevented 7 million new HIV infections; and supported efforts to provide anti-retroviral medication (ARV) to 2 million HIV-infected people.

PEPFAR programs are largely funded through two appropriations: Foreign Operations and Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), and Education. Between FY2004 and FY2006 Congress provided more than $8.6 billion to fighting the global spread of HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria, of which nearly 40% was provided in FY2006 appropriations. That fiscal year, Congress appropriated $545 million for U.S. contributions to the Global Fund; the largest U.S. contribution to date. [read report]

Topics: General Interest, Federal Agencies, Population

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