WASHINGTON, May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Dr. Paul Zeitz, Executive Director, Global AIDS Alliance, Washington, DC on President Obama's global health funding for FY10 as released by the White House, Tuesday, May 5, 2009:
"We are disappointed by the preliminary global health budget for FY10 released today at the White House during a special briefing for members of the global health advocacy community, including the Global AIDS Alliance.
"Our analysis of the information provided by the White House today shows that the President's FY10 global health budget essentially flat-lines support for global health, and ignores the President's campaign promises to fully fund PEPFAR and to provide a fair-share contribution to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria.
"Until we see the full budget with line item detail on U.S. bilateral AIDS programs and on the Global Fund we will not know just how far off the mark the budget information presented today really is. In fact, early release of less than completely detailed budget information on the President's global health strategy makes it difficult to know what the real dollars are and how the White House intends on spending them."
|SOURCE Global AIDS Alliance|
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