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…

As the fate of US foreign aid hangs in the balance, Bill Gates once again stands up for the use of tax dollars to support global health and development programs. “These projects keep Americans safe,” he writes in an op-ed accompanying an ominously titled TIME magazine cover…

By funding science-based policymaking, US foreign aid has the potential to combat cross-border problems such as famine and epidemics that foster poverty, conflict and disease, argue Nature editors. But proposed budget cuts to the State Department and USAID could gut…

Countries must be ready to handle a multitude of changes as external health funding declines, says Center for Global Health Development Senior Fellow, William Savedoff.  

Under Trump’s budget proposal, the NIH would face massive cuts—including the Fogarty International Center, dedicated to supporting global health research.   With a budget of just under $70 million, the center funds 400 research and training projects involving more than 100…

The Trump administration's campaign promise to withhold funding to “countries that hate us” is closer to becoming a reality, a prospect that worries both international aid agencies and US military officials, according to The Guardian.   Slated to receive the largest…

USAID officials have not yet been contacted by President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team, only increasing the worry that that foreign aid may be on the chopping block.   Humanitarian organizations are trying to read the tea leaves for Trump’s intentions on family…

A development success story in applying science to local problems, Rwanda has seen international health donations decline by 40% in 3 years. The cuts could jeopardize progress made against HIV/AIDS since the genocide of the 1990s and imperil Rwandan research needed to fight…