Tipping Point for US Policy

15 years of global efforts to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria have seen their toll plummet. But rising drug resistance coupled with stagnant funding pose a real threat to these achievements, found a new report by Friends of the Global Fight.

The report rounds up progress against the diseases so far, angling for the return of US-led initiatives that have brought considerable progress. But US global health funding has been flat for a decade, and US policy is at a “tipping point,” Friends President Chris Collins wrote in The Hill: “We face a choice: to mobilize partners to accelerate toward the end of epidemics, or stall and permit resurgence and drug resistance to overpower our success.”

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