US Provides $40 Million to Tackle Infectious Diseases

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Developing countries will receive extra support to prevent, detect and respond to health threats as the US government announced plans last month (13 February) to boost funding for nations at high risk from infectious disease.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) — along with the Department of Defense — will dedicate a total of US$40 million from their 2014 budgets to capacity-building efforts. There is the possibility of an additional US$45 million in 2015 if the US Congress approves President Barack Obama’s request for the extra money.

Source: Sci Dev Net (link opens in a new window)

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