Budget Cuts Funds for Tracking Global DiseaseFebruary 14, 2018 |
by MICHAELEEN DOUCLEFF
There’s a glaring hole in President Trump’s budget proposal for 2019, global health researchers say. A U.S. program to help other countries beef up their ability to detect pathogens around the world will lose a significant portion of its funding.
The ambitious program, called Global Health Security Agenda, was launched in early 2014, aiming to set up an early-warning system for infectious diseases across the world.