ABSTRACT

U.S. Response to the Global Threat of Tuberculosis: Basic Facts [June 15, 2012]   [open pdf - 442KB]

"The United States has increasingly recognized tuberculosis (TB) as a critical global health issue. In FY2008, Congress significantly increased its funding for global TB, providing $163.1 million to USAID [United States Agency for International Development] for its TB programs and directing the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC) at the State Department to spend at least $150 million on joint HIV/TB programs. Fighting TB is a key goal of President Barack Obama's Global Health Initiative (GHI) and global TB programs saw funding increases in FY2009, FY2010, and FY2012, with a slight decrease in FY2011, reflecting deficit reduction measures that affected most discretionary spending amounts. This report provides information on key components of the global TB epidemic and U.S. global TB efforts as the 112th Congress considers how the United States should continue to respond to the challenge of TB around the world."

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CRS Report for Congress, R41643
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2012-06-15
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