Fogarty received a modest increase in President Obama’s 2012 budget proposal, coming in a period when demand for deficit reduction is placing budgets under pressure. The fiscal year 2012 budget request of $71.328 million represents an increase of $1.335 million, or 1.9 percent, over fiscal 2010, with the final budget for fiscal 2011 still pending.
The U.S. government has made improving global health a national priority, said Fogarty Director Dr. Roger I. Glass, “and for these investments to yield the maximum benefit we must have people in place here as well as around the globe to generate the scientific evidence that will inform how best to allocate resources. So we’re pleased that there is recognition of the funding needed to accomplish this.”
The White House budget request marks the beginning of months-long discussion and negotiation before a final number is approved.