Senate Democrats

S. 2731, the Tom Lantos and Henry J. Hyde United States Global Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Reauthorization Act of 2008

This Legislative Bulletin draws on information provided by the Majority staff of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Summary

S.2731, the Tom Lantos and Henry J. Hyde United States Global Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Reauthorization Act of 2008,would authorize $50 billion over Fiscal Years 2009 through 2013 for United States bilateral and multilateral programs to combat human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), tuberculosis (TB), and malaria. The bill would require the President to establish a new five-year strategy to fight HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria, as part of the overall United States health and development agenda; call for increased resources for bilateral and multilateral efforts to combat these diseases; seek to intensify prevention, treatment, and care efforts and enhance program effectiveness, including addressing the particular vulnerabilities of girls and women; encourage public-private partnerships; reinforce vaccine development and other research, including operations research; and help partner countries to strengthen health systems and improve capacity.

Major Provisions

Title I: Policy Planning and Coordination

Development of a comprehensive, 5-year, global strategy. The bill would amend section 101 of the United States Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Act of 2003 (also known as the 2003 Leadership Act) by providing additional guidance to the President on the development of the second 5-year integrated plan to improve efforts to combat HIV/AIDS globally and requiring a subsequent report to Congress.

Specifically, the bill would:

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