The US Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday rebuffed President Trump’s plan to slash funding for foreign aid and the UN, approving approved $51 billion for the State Department and related foreign programs.   The bill includes more than $6 billion for humanitarian…

President Trump declared yesterday that the US opioid crisis is a national emergency, bringing new funds and resources to the problem.   Trump received a briefing on Tuesday but wasn’t yet ready to make a declaration. By yesterday, however, he embraced recommendations of a…

The aid that groups like No More Deaths, Humane Borders and Tucson Samaritans provide to illegal immigrants has long been controversial, but the high-wire legal act volunteers walk in treating injured migrants on the US-Mexico border has grown more treacherous under the…

President Trump has nominated a highly respected state health commissioner and strong advocate of needle exchanges to be the next US surgeon general. Jerome M. Adams, Indiana’s health commissioner and an anesthesiologist, worked under then-governor Mike Pence and urged…

The Trump administration’s proposed budget cuts to international HIV/AIDS programs could risk reigniting the epidemic and threatening global health security, argue CSIS’s Sara M. Allinder and J. Stephen Morrison. Despite years of flat funding, “US investments are…

Targeted for elimination in the Trump administration's proposed FY18 budget, the Fogarty International Center has drawn vocal support in recent weeks from global health experts.   Fogarty is “still a well kept secret” that deserves support, said Christine Lubinski, vice…

Word on the street is that President Trump is leaning toward pulling the US will out of the landmark Paris climate agreement this afternoon, the Washington Post reports. Trump vowed during the campaign to withdraw the US from the Paris agreement, but the move would risk…

The Trump administration is pursuing major cuts to health spending, disease prevention, medical research, and health insurance for children of the working poor, according to its 2018 budget request to Congress. If passed, it would slash the National Institutes of Health…

Under a Trump-administration hiring freeze, almost 700 CDC positions sit vacant—threatening local and state public health readiness, infectious disease control and chronic disease prevention.   The freeze affects currently open positions, prevents the creation of new…