Trump Proposes Deep Cuts In Detecting Disease Outbreaks Worldwide

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There's a glaring hole in President Trump's budget proposal for 2019, global health researchers say. A U.S. program to help other countries beef up their ability to detect pathogens around the world will lose a significant portion of its funding. The ambitious program , called Global Health Security Agenda, was launched in early 2014, aiming to set up an early-warning system for infectious diseases across the world. After the Ebola outbreak later that year the program was significantly ramped up with an additional $120 million dollars a year to expand the building of disease-detection systems to dozens more developing countries around the world. That ramped-up funding runs out in September 2019. And while Trump is keeping the original program he has...

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Trump Proposes Deep Cuts In Detecting Disease Outbreaks Worldwide

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