|Ask Congress to Invest in Global Health Programs|
June 24, 2009
Congress is in the process of allocating funding for various priorities - and needs to know you support investments in global health programs. On Tuesday, June 23rd, the House Appropriations Committee took up the 2010 State/Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill, and it is expected to see floor action before their 4th of July recess. The programs that would be funded by this Bill are essential to promote the health and rights of women and girls around the world. Congress should include robust funding for global health programs, including for contraception and family planning; safe pregnancies and deliveries; the prevention, treatment and care of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections; child health; malaria; tuberculosis; and neglected tropical diseases.
Call or email your Member of Congress and let him or her know that you support these health investments. US funding for programs like this in developing countries is less than 1% of the federal budget, but can have a positive impact on the lives of people helping to create a more just and healthy life for all.