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Health systems

Health Sector Prepares for Antiabortion Policy’s Impact on HIV/AIDS Fight

Health officials and experts said they will monitor how the Trump administration’s expansion of an anti-abortion policy affects a longstanding initiative to beat back the global HIV/AIDS epidemic. How the new policy will affect the U.S. war on HIV overseas will depend in part on which foreign NGOs sign the new clause to receive PEPFAR funding, a senior State department official said. The detailed data PEPFAR regularly collects on the use of its funding would be watched closely for signs that its reach is either being expanded or is being restricted

May 16, 2017
Wall Street Journal

Trump expansion of abortion ‘gag rule’ will restrict $8.8 billion in U.S. aid

President Trump’s executive order to block U.S. aid to groups abroad that counsel or provide referrals about abortion went into effect Monday and will restrict nearly $9bn in foreign health assistance. Senior administration officials confirmed that Trump’s executive order will hit programmes such as AIDS, malaria and child health. About $6bn of this money supports HIV/Aids services, primarily in Africa, as part of the PEPFAR programme established in 2003. Another initiative expected to be hard hit is the President’s Malaria Initiative 

May 15, 2017
Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Guardian
May 16, 2017
NBCNews, Sky News
May 15, 2017
Devex, Reuters