All indicators seem to suggest that the Obama administration will maintain US government spending on global health initiatives in the coming years, despite the financial crisis that is causing havoc across the country and around the world. An analysis by the NYTimes of the foreign assistance allocation in the budget announced by Obama last week suggests that overall foreign assistance will receive a small increase over previous years and that global health remain a priority. The article also suggests that the global health priorities of the government may broaden in the coming year to focus more on other health conditions not just HIV/AIDS.

Update: For another analysis on how the international affairs budget in the new Obama budget breaks down, see the CGD blog entry by John Simon.

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