Health & Science

Remarks by President Obama to the People of Africa

Africa and its people helped to shape America and allowed it to become the great nation that it is.

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Fact Sheet: The Global Health Security Agenda

The United States has made a commitment to assist at least 30 countries over five years to achieve the targets of the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA).

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Middle Eastern and North African Teens Arrive in the U.S. for TechGirls Exchange

Tech-savvy teens from Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, the Palestinian Territories, and Tunisia will participate in the fourth annual TechGirls exchange program from July 21-August 12.

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Statement on the International Ebola Recovery Conference at the UN

In parts of the affected countries where Ebola ravaged health infrastructure and other public services, we must not only rebuild them, but build them stronger.

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Ambassador Hamamoto: Family planning saves lives, improves health, and empowers women

Resolve Awards

As we approach the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals, it is vital that we maintain robust commitment and action for reproductive health as the SDGs move forward.

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Presentation of the 2015 Aspen Institute Resolve Awards

ResolveAwards

The 2015 Resolve Award winners make strides toward universal access to reproductive health. The 2015 winners are Senegal, Philippines and Uruguay.

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Ambassador Hamamoto’s Remarks at WHA Side Event on Adolescent Girls’ Health: Approaches to Ensuring the Future She Deserves

Ambassador Pamela Hamamoto speaking during the World Health Assembly in Geneva

Adolescent health, and in particular that of girls, is an issue that is close to my heart as one of my priorities is to consistently highlight the female dimension in the global challenges we face. This was one of the key drivers behind the U.S. Mission’s new initiative – The Future She Deserves – which among other things, aims to engage the Geneva community around new ways to work together to ensure adolescent girls have access to the full range of appropriate health services.

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U.S. Secretary of Health & Human Services Sylvia Burwell’s Plenary Remarks at World Health Assembly

HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell giving remarks at WHA plenary

The United States is committed to improving our own health system to better serve our people—work that has begun in earnest with the Affordable Care Act and other efforts to create a better, smarter, health care system.

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HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell’s Remarks at Global Health Security Agenda Side Event

I would also like to thank Director General Margaret Chan for her vision and leadership in supporting the Global Health Security Agenda and working with all participating Member States on this effort. WHO’s collaboration on GHSA is essential to ensure good alignment with efforts to implement the International Health Regulations (IHR).

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Ambassador Pamela Hamamoto: Sports for the Future She Deserves

Ambassador Hamamoto

Remarks delivered at the WISE Work in Sports Exhibition, a convention for career development in sports.

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