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$2.2 billion – roughly 26% – overall cuts to global health programs Family planning and reproductive health assistance eliminated  Development assistance zeroed out in 37 countries Cuts to Department of Health and Human Services that support global health, global health research and development, and global health security

{Photo credit: Chevenee Reavis/MSH}Photo credit: Chevenee Reavis/MSH

Arlington, VA — The U.S. State Department yesterday announced plans for implementing the current administration’s expanded Global Gag Rule, renaming it “Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance.” In its new form, this policy risks the lives, health, and resiliency of families, communities, nations, and economies. The Administration’s unveiled expansion imposes restrictions to all global health assistance provided by the Department of State, USAID, and the Department of Defense, totaling over $8.8 billion dollars in more than 60 vulnerable countries.

Arlington, VA -- Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is encouraged by the nomination of Mark Andrew Green to serve as the next Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Mr. Green serves as President of the International Republican Institute and is the former U.S. Ambassador to Tanzania, where he oversaw some of the U.S. Government's largest development programs. As a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Mr. Green championed legislation to promote global health.

Read about MSH presence at the World Health Assembly Provisional agenda item 13.3 – Health systems Addressing the global shortage of, and access to, medicines and vaccines

Geneva, Switzerland – Health stakeholders, experts, and policy makers will join together once again this May at the 70th World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva. Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is sponsoring events focused on advancing the Global Health Security Agenda and building stronger and more resilient health systems in fragile environments, especially for women and children. Selected events listed below. Journalists are invited to attend. MSH Position Statements for the 70th World Health Assembly May 21, 2017 – May 27, 2017

As an organization committed to saving lives and improving the health of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people by strengthening the health systems that serve them, Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is deeply concerned about the impact of the U.S. Government’s defunding of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). The elimination of U.S. funds for UNFPA puts the health and rights of millions of women and children at risk and stands in stark contrast to American values.