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Shaping the Caribbean's response to Zika, UWI’s Zika Task Force (www.uwi.edu/zika) is gathering and providing expert advice to develop a strategic, scientific approach for tackling the Zika virus.

Shaping the Caribbean's response to Zika, UWI’s Zika Task Force (www.uwi.edu/zika) is gathering and providing expert advice to develop a strategic, scientific approach for tackling the Zika virus.

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US Assistance for International Responses to Zika

  1. 1. U.S. Assistance for International Zika Responses Tiaji Salaam-Blyther Specialist in Global Health March 5, 2016
  2. 2. U.S. Global Health Funding: FY2001-FY2017 (in constant 2016 U.S. $ millions) CRS-2Regional Task Force on Zika Symposium Source: Created by CRS from congressional appropriations and congressional budget justifications.
  3. 3. Share of U.S. Global Health Assistance by Disease Category: FY2001-FY2017 Request (in constant 2016 U.S. $ millions) CRS-3Regional Task Force on Zika Symposium Source: Created by CRS from congressional appropriations and congressional budget justifications. Note: HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria (HTAM)
  4. 4. USAID Global Health Funding in the Caribbean: FY2015 and FY2017 Request (current U.S. $ millions) CRS-4Regional Task Force on Zika Symposium Types of Aid Provided by USAID in the Caribbean: Barbados and Eastern Caribbean Regional • HIV/AIDS Dominican Republic • HIV/AIDS Haiti • HIV/AIDS • Maternal and Child Health • Family Planning and Reproductive Health • Nutrition Latin American and Caribbean Regional • Malaria • Maternal and Child Health • Family Planning and Reproductive Health
  5. 5. Zika Emergency Request: FY2016 CRS-5Regional Task Force on Zika Symposium Agency/Activity Amount U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Domestic Responses $828 million Puerto Rico’s Medicaid Federal Medical Assistance Percentage - Health Services for Pregnant Women $250 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) - Vaccine Research and Diagnostic Development $200 million U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Establishment of an Urgent and Emerging Threat Fund to support domestic preparedness $210 million U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) - Support for affected countries $335 million U.S. Department of State - Support for U.S. citizens in affected countries - Support for Zika responses by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) $41 million Total $1,864 million
  6. 6. Unobligated Ebola Funds for International Assistance as of September 30, 2015 CRS-6Regional Task Force on Zika Symposium Agency/Activity Amount U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - Disease Control Assistance in Foreign Countries - Global Health Security Agenda $920 million - $389 million - $531 million U.S. Agency for International Development - International Disaster Assistance - Global Health Security and Infectious Disease Control - Training and Assistance to Prevent Economic and Government Instability $1,399 million - $567 million - $207 million - $625 million U.S. Department of State - Medical Support and Evacuation and Repatriation $3 million Total $2,322 million Sources: Departmental spend plans and/or quarterly reports and additional departmental communications. Note: Excludes funds for domestic responses and research and development.
  7. 7. Issues to Consider CRS-7Regional Task Force on Zika Symposium If Unobligated Ebola Funds are Reprogrammed: • Resurgence? • Containing isolated cases? Efficient Allocation of Resources: • Identifying country capacities across region • Determining appropriate balance of bilateral and multilateral support • Concentrate resources in epicenter or vulnerable states? Appropriate balance of: • Preparedness and Response Funds? • Health Systems and Disease Response? • Research and Development? Reconsider Degree of Engagement in Region?
  8. 8. CRS-8 Thank You! Tiaji Salaam-Blyther tsalaam@crs.loc.gov (202) 707-7677

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