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Trump Proposes Deep Cuts In Detecting Disease Outbreaks Worldwide

The budget would eliminate $120 million a year from an ambitious U.S. program that aims to set up an early-warning system for infectious diseases.
In August 2014, Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, talked with Doctors Without Borders staff during a visit to an Ebola treatment center in Monrovia, Liberia. Source: Tommy Trenchard for NPR

There's a glaring hole in President Trump's budget proposal for 2019, global health researchers say. A U.S. program to help other countries beef up their ability to detect pathogens around the world will lose a significant portion of its funding.

The ambitious , called Global Health Security Agenda, was launched in early 2014, aiming to set up an early-warning system for infectious diseases across

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