February 24, 2012

February 24, 2012
The President's Budget Request:
What Does It Mean For U.S. Global Health Efforts?

Welcome to another day in my life. Today is Friday and we have almost made it through another work week. I hope it has been a safe and great week for you so far. It has been a hectic and busy week for Dab the AIDS Bear and me. We have been taking Todd to several doctor appointments along with our normal meetings and events.

Depending on how much you keep up with political and HIV/AIDS news, you may or may not have heard the recent news about President Obama's budget and the impact it has on people with HIV and AIDS around the world.

On Tuesday, February 21, the Kaiser Family Foundation held a live webcast to assess President Obama's fiscal year 2013 budget proposal and potential implications for global health. The webcast featured a panel of global health policy experts who analyzed the Administration's proposal and how it compares to current funding levels, what may happen as the budget winds its way through Congress, and the implications for the future of U.S. global health programs.


Ambassador Mark Dybul, Distinguished Scholar and Co-Director, Global Health Law Program, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, Georgetown University; Inaugural Global Health Fellow, The George W. Bush Institute

Larry Nowels, Consultant, Foreign Aid Reform and Budget, U.S. Global Leadership Coalition; Hewlett Foundation; ONE Campaign

Beth Tritter, Managing Director, The Glover Park Group

Jen Kates (Moderator), Vice President and Director, Global Health & HIV Policy, Kaiser Family Foundation

The following is a video from Kaiser Family Foundation Broadcast Studio on the issue:

Hope the video help educate you on the issue and how it affects people with HIV and AIDS.

Hope you have a great Friday!

Until we meet again; here's wishing you health, hope, happiness and just enough.

big bear hug,

Daddy Dab