A house appropriation subcommittee just bit off nearly 70 percent of the increase in the President's request for malaria programs -- an amount already short of our $1 billion a year commitment the U.S. made in 2008.
If action isn’t taken, malaria funding could be limited to $615 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2011, $70 million below the President’s request and far short of the Congressional promise to provide $1 billion a year. Take action now @ http://bit.ly/malaria_july (http://bit.ly/malaria_july)
These cuts are not merely for the sake of fiscal austerity, as the committee provided increases above the President’s request in other accounts.
It’s not too late, but Congress needs to hear from you. There are still several votes required in the House of Representatives and the Senate has not yet taken action on the appropriations bill affecting global health.