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White House Proposes Large Cuts to NIH Research This Year

White House Proposes Large Cuts to NIH Research This Year

Bloomberg Politics - "President Donald Trump’s administration has proposed cutting $1.23 billion this fiscal year from research funded by the National Institutes of Health, according to a White House document sent to congressional appropriators.

    The reduction is part of $18 billion in cuts that the administration wants in fiscal 2017, which ends in October. Most of the proposed reductions at NIH would come from research grants, with $50 million specifically taken from a program meant to support biomedical research in states that typically get less agency money. (...)

    AIDS Initiative

    A worldwide initiative to help people with HIV and AIDS, known as PEPFAR and heavily focused on patient treatment in Africa, would be slashed by almost $300 million under the plan. The savings would be found by slowing the rate of new patients put on treatment and reducing support to “low-performing countries.” States also would face a $50 million cut that would target “less effective HIV research and prevention activities.” (Photo: U.S. Embassy Jakarta/This White House Picture shows the front of the White House/flickr,CC BY-ND 2.0)

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