HIV :: Bush budget proposal allocates $5.4B for HIV AIDS relief

President Bush on monday released his $2.8 trillion fiscal year 2008 budget proposal, which would allocate $5.4 billion for the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.

Bush’s budget proposal would allocate $4.2 billion for treatment, prevention and care initiatives to PEPFAR’s 15 focus countries, as well as an additional $1.2 billion for global HIV/AIDS programs, disease research and contributions to partner organizations.

Included in the PEPFAR budget, Bush has asked for $300 million for the Global Fund To Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and $491 million for other activities, including TB programs. In addition to the PEPFAR funding, the budget proposal would provide $300 million for the President’s Malaria Initiative and ongoing malaria programs worldwide.

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