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CDC to downsize disease prevention initiatives in 39 countries

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is cutting its epidemic prevention programs in 39 out of 49 countries due to a lack of funding, reports the WashPost.

Why it matters: The CDC received a $600 million grant from Congress in 2014 to help fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Most of the organization's epidemic funding comes from that one-time package, and the Trump administration is not expected to renew the budget when resources run out in September 2019.

The ten "priority countries":

  • India
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam
  • Jordan
  • Kenya
  • Uganda
  • Liberia
  • Nigeria
  • Senegal
  • Guatemala