Global Health Community Torn Over Obama’s 2011 Budget Proposal

The Global Health Council has lauded U.S. President Barack Obama’s decision to increase the U.S. global health budget for 2011 by 9 percent, but other organizations are saying that Obama did not commit enough funds for the sector, Sarah Boseley writes on her Global Health blog on the Guardian. Among the discontented parties, Boseley writes, is Jeff Sachs of Columbia University, who said the Obama is not doing well on his campaign to promote development as a means to achieve national security.

Boseley adds that it’s a shame if lack of funds will result in the need to choose between AIDS and maternal health, both of which, she says, urgently need money.

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    Ivy Mungcal

    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.