No Letup in US Global Health Aid

The economic crisis has raised questions on how it will affect foreign aid, particularly for health programs. Laurie Garrett does not expect a reversal in U.S. global health funding, which has seen growth over the last decade. In fact, the Obama administration's proposed budget includes roughly $7.6 billion for overseas health initiatives alone, says the Council on Foreign Relations senior fellow for global health.

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    David Lepeska

    David has served as U.N. correspondent for the newswire UPI and reported for several major newspapers, including the New York Daily News and Newsday. He was chief correspondent for the Kashmir Observer in Srinagar, India, and regularly contributes to the Economist, among other publications. Since 2007, David has reported for Devex News from Washington, New York, as well as South Asia.