On Monday, the Senate Appropriations Committee released the Chairman’s Mark for the Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) State and Foreign Operations bill. The Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations, chaired by Senator Chris Coons (D-DE), included significant funding increases for international affairs and malaria programming. As the Global Fund is currently in its final year of the Sixth Replenishment, the Subcommittee provided flat funding to ensure the partnership could meet its goal of $14 billion over the three year cycle. Significantly, the bill included an increase for the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) from $770 million in FY21 to $800 million for FY22. This investment would allow PMI to address pressing obstacles in the fight against malaria including drug and insecticide resistance, the training of additional health workers, and responding to the impacts of COVID-19. The House and Senate will meet later this year to negotiate the parameters of the final FY22 Appropriations package.
Nothing But Nets applauds Chairman Coons, Ranking Member Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and fellow members of SFOPs for helping strengthen US investments in the fight to end malaria. Further, we’d like to thank our incredible Nothing But Nets champions for meeting with their Members of Congress and continuing to strengthen bipartisan Congressional support for vital US-supported malaria programs.
For more information about how the bill impacts Global Health and International Affairs programs, read this statement by Peter Yeo, President of the Better World Campaign.