The U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve a State, Foreign Relations and Related Programs (SFOPs) bill that reduces global health funding in Fiscal Year 2025 (FY25) by 11% from 2024 levels. This continues a troubling trend of proposing large reductions to global health and directing wholly inadequate resources to HIV programs.

The bill proposed $5.6 billion for the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS Tuberculosis and Malaria, which is $400 million below the FY24 level. Funding for global HIV has been largely flat for well over a decade and these cuts further jeopardize progress. This bill puts us further away from the U.S. commitment to end HIV as a global public health threat by 2030.

U.S. leadership, through PEPFAR and the Global Fund, has been transformative in the fight against HIV/AIDS and the results are astounding. These responsive, data-driven programs are saving lives, but they require sufficient funding to continue to do so. The Global AIDS Policy Partnership calls on the Senate to restore essential global health funding that has been stripped away in the SFOPs bill and deliver a bipartisan bill that supports effective, evidence-based programs. With your leadership, we can end HIV as a public health threat around the world.