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Fogarty Social Media Advocacy Toolkit

June 14, 2017 ​This week on June 15, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tom Price will sit before the Senate Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies (LHHS) to defend the President’s fiscal year 2018 (FY18) budget proposal. 

FY18 funding proposal still includes the complete elimination of the Fogarty International Center, among many destructive cuts to the budget of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). 

Join American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH), HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA), Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and Treatment Action Group (TAG) in an effort to #SaveFogarty through a social media toolkit to build community support for the Fogarty International Center during the LHHS appropriations subcommittee hearing, highlight how cuts to Fogarty hurt research conducted by state institutions and urge Congress to save it from elimination. Your Senators need to hear from you!

To take action on Thursday, June 15 and show your support for Fogarty: 

  1. Share and posting the messages in the toolkit over Twitter and Facebook.
  2. Tag members of the subcommittee in your tweets and posts.
  3. Use, share, adapt and make your own messaging!  


Checkout additional resources and research community reaction from our partners on Fogarty:

The John Edward Fogarty International Center: Americans Benefit from Global Health Research. Advocacy one-pager by IDSA.

HIV, TB, HCV, Global Health and Research Communities Call on Congress to Protect the Fogarty International Center. Community letter to Congress initiated by Treatment Action Group

The Fogarty International Center: How Americans Benefit from Global Health Research Webinar by Research!America, American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, and IDSA

Preserving the Fogarty International Center — Benefits for Americans and the World. Perspective by Paul K. Drain, Ramnath Subbaraman, and Douglas C. Heimburger for New England Journal of Medicine

JAMA Forum: The Fogarty International Center, a National Treasure for Global Health. By Lawrence Gostin for JAMA

This NIH Program is a Crucial to Global Health. And its Future is in Danger. Article by Arthur Reingold and Madhukar Pai for STAT

We must protect the Fogarty International Center - it is a truly exceptional global health resource. Article by Madhukar Pai and Nitika Pant Pai for Nature Microbiology

Americans lose when funds for global health research are cut. Op-ed article by Jennifer Slyker for Seattle Times

Guest commentary: Trump’s proposed NIH budget cuts would extend far beyond U.S. Commentary by Andrew Dykens for Kansas City Star

Scientists hate Trump's proposed funding cuts to the National Institutes of Health. Article by Eric Lutz for Mic

Fund global health: Save lives and money. Letter by Alison P. Galvani, Meagan C. Fitzpatrick, Sten H. Vermund, Burton H. Singer to Science

Researchers encourage Fogarty Center preservation. Article by Life Science Daily

Trump Plan Eliminates a Global Sentinel Against Disease, Experts Warn. Article by Don McNeil for New York Times