The President's FY 2009 budget shortchanges the National Institutes of Health (NIH), America's leading biomedical research agency. The funding cuts will affect medical research at home and abroad, and stifle global health advances.
In order to address global health challenges, for 2009, NIH needs a 6.7 percent increase over 2008 funding. On top of this overall budget increase, the NIH institutes focused on global health research—the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the Fogarty International Center—need an additional $83.1 million and $2.4 million, respectively.
The CDC’s global health programs need a $35.5 million funding increase in 2009.
To learn more about the funding needs of NIH and the CDC, see:
Fighting the World's Most Devastating Diseases: A Plan for Closing the Research Gap Tuberculosis (TB), malaria, HIV/AIDS, and neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) cause millions of deaths worldwide every year, reduce economic growth, and fracture political stability. This piece discusses how we can make progress in fighting these deadly diseases by dramatically expanding our research investment. (February 2008)
R&D for Global Infectious Diseases: NIAID Funding and Needs Assessment is a chart detailing the global health funding needs of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). (February 2008)
President’s Budget Delays Medical Progress The President’s 2009 budget proposal would cut funding for NIH and the CDC, two of our nation’s premier biomedical institutes. These funding cuts would undermine our efforts to fight HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB), malaria, and other diseases that are devastating our world—and put America’s health at risk. (January 2008)
Research: Critical for Global Health emphasizes that the research conducted by the NIH and the CDC is critical to the long-term success and fiscal viability of programs that fight deadly diseases such as AIDS, tuberculosis (TB), and malaria. (August 2007)
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