Q&A: US Public-Health Official Dr. Ali Khan Protests Federal Medical-Response Cuts – National Journal

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More than half a decade of reductions to spending on state and local public-health agencies has already been “extremely damaging” to capabilities across the country for responding to unconventional attacks and other disasters, Dr. Ali Khan, director of the Public Health Preparedness and Response Office at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told Global Security Newswire in an interview.

The Health and Human Services Department’s latest push would further undermine initiatives that are now “stagnant,” Khan argued.

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