News & CommentInfectious Diseases

Congress Readies Injection of Funds

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Science  08 Aug 1997:
Vol. 277, Issue 5327, pp. 760
DOI: 10.1126/science.277.5327.760

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Last month, the Senate passed an appropriations bill that earmarks $30 million in the budget of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to combat infectious diseases. And last week, a House committee held a hearing on a bill that calls for USAID to spend $50 million "for targeted global programs to end infectious diseases." These measures have been welcomed by several infectious-diseases researchers.