From NBC's Athena Jones
The White House just announced at the top of its daily press briefing that the 2010 budget -- we'll get more details of it later this week -- includes $63 billion over six years to fight diseases and help provide health care to people in the developing world.
While White House officials did not break down the money to be provided each year, they said the total for 2010 was some $8.6 billion, an increase of $459 million over the 2009 figure.
The money will go to address the biggest health problems facing the developing world (like HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis) and child health issues, Deputy Secretary of State Jacob Lew said in making the announcement. Some of the money also will go to increasing funding for PEPFAR (the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief).
When asked whether family planning money would go to abortions, Lew said that was "not what this funding is about."