Treatment for neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) is one of the most cost-effective ways to improve health and reduce global poverty. But the President's FY 2017 budget request cuts funding for the United States Agency for International Development's (USAID) NTD Program. This $13.5 million proposed cut would leave just $86.5 million for NTD programs and threaten years of progress.
Tell your members of Congress to invest in the health of the world's poorest people and support funding for USAID's NTD Program.
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Global health is a fraction of one percent of the total federal budget and the budget for NTDs is even smaller. But this modest amount supports life-saving programs around the world that help people in developing nations lift themselves out of extreme poverty.
Every dollar invested to fight NTDs leverages donated medicines — a terriffic poublic-private partnership. Tell Congress to protect funding for one of global health's most successful and cost-effective public-private partnerships.