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YEAR 2017

Domain Score Overview

The U.S. government, including the White House, Congress, and relevant federal agencies, should engage in global health assistance in the domains of family planning, maternal and child health, and HIV and AIDS in ways that promote sexual and reproductive health and rights around the world. Data and documentation supporting these actions should be reasonably accessible to the public.

B

This is an average of the actor scores.

HIV & AIDS

The U.S. Government received an 86.8 B for HIV and AIDS, which reflects some negative impact from the Global Gag Rule, and low transparency in some agencies across policy and funding data. However, in spite of these negative actions, funding for HIV and AIDS-related government work remained higher than in other domains.

A-
Department of State
A
US Agency for International Development
D+
Department of Health and Human Services
D+
Department of Defense
B+
Congress
A-
White House
C+

This is an average of the actor scores.

Maternal and Child Health

The U.S. Government received a 78 (C+) for Maternal and Child Health because it has relatively low transparency on policy and funding data related to maternal and child health and relatively lower FY18 budget requests by the White House and Congress this year.

C+
Department of State
B+
US Agency for International Development
D+
Department of Health and Human Services
NA
Department of Defense
C+
Congress
C+
White House
D

This is an average of the actor scores.

Family Planning

The U.S. Government received a 65.1 (D) for Family Planning primarily because of the negative impact of the Global Gag Rule and the White House defunding of UNFPA. Harmful legislation like the Helms Amendment is also still in effect.

C+
Department of State
A-
US Agency for International Development
NA
Department of Health and Human Services
NA
Department of Defense
D+
Congress
F
White House

C

Overall SRHR Score

The US Government received a 76.7 (C) overall this year for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, primarily due to the negative impact of the Global Gag Rule, the White House defunding of UNFPA, and low transparency of data across agencies in some key SRHR domains.