U.S. global gag rule seriously injures NGOs providing reproductive health and other services; Global Fund is not directly affected

20 Feb 2018
Many outreach programs have had to close

On 23 January 2017, on his first working day in office, U.S. President Donald Trump issued a directive reinstating and dramatically expanding the “Mexico City Policy” adopted under all previous Republican administrations since 1984.


In brief

12 Dec 2017

Donation from Spain in new debt swap


Appropriations committees in U.S. Congress vote to maintain funding for Global Fund and PEPFAR

3 Oct 2017
President Trump had proposed cuts to both

The appropriations committees in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives have approved funding for global health programs for the fiscal year 2018 at about the same levels as the previous year. In so doing, the committees ignored the budget proposed by President Donald Trump which called for cuts of $2.5 billion overall, including $225 million less for the Global Fund and $1 billion less for PEPFAR.