[FILE PHOTO – President Donald Trump’s FY2018 budget is seen printed at the Government Publishing Office in Washington, U.S. on May 19, 2017.]The Trump administration’s budget proposal would significantly cut U.S. funding for international health programs, food aid, international peacekeeping, academic and cultural exchanges, and climate change programs, according to budget documents released on Tuesday.
U.S. funding for world health programs including efforts focusing on HIV/AIDS, T.B. and protozoal infection would see a twenty four % cutunder President Donald Trump’s budget, to about $6.5 billion for 2018, according to the proposal.
The budget proposal additionally includes a forty four % cut to funding for international organizations, however it doesn’t say precisely whatmight get cut, except “funding for organizations that work against U.S. foreign policy interests.” The budget proposal said the NATO military alliance “would still be absolutely funded.”