Health

Readout of Secretary Price’s Third and Fourth Day in Geneva for World Health Assembly

The Secretary shared his vision for the WHO as a place that can attract the most talented individuals from around the world with state-of-the-art expertise to advance the WHO’s mission of enhancing the public health.

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HHS Secretary Price Congratulates New WHO Director-General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

The United States looks forward to working with the new Director-General and our public health partners at the WHO to reform and strengthen the organization and enhance the ability of all nations to protect the health of their people.

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Readout of Secretary Price’s Second Day in Geneva for World Health Assembly

On Monday, May 22, Secretary Price participated in the opening activities of the 70th World Health Assembly (WHA).

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HHS Secretary Tom Price M.D., Addresses the 70th World Health Assembly

Secretary Price

The United States wants, and we all need, a strong WHO. The distinguished history of this organization should be an inspiration for the work we will do together for the health and prosperity of all nations.

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Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, M.D. Leads U.S. Delegation to WHA

HHS Secretary Price

On Sunday, May 21, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, M.D. arrived in Geneva, Switzerland to lead the U.S. delegation to the 70th World Health Assembly (WHA), which begins Monday, May 22.

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Cabinet Exit Memo by Ambassador Samantha Power

In re-engaging the United Nations, we have not compromised our national interests, but advanced them; we have not overlooked the dysfunctions of the UN system, but sought to tackle them; and we have not muted our values, but defended them vigorously and credibly.

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Ambassador Hamamoto: Funding Civil Society Critical To Goal of Ending AIDS by 2030

UNAIDS

Funding and building the capacity of community-based and civil society organizations is absolutely crucial to ensuring that no one is left behind.

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Secretary of State John Kerry: Statement on World AIDS Day 2016

On World AIDS Day, we commemorate the lives lost and communities devastated by HIV/AIDS. We also celebrate those lives that have been saved and the courageous individuals who have brought hope and healing to those living with and affected by this disease.

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PEPFAR Is Saving Lives and Changing the Course of the Epidemic

New PEPFAR data show for the first time that the AIDS epidemic is becoming controlled in older adults and babies in three key African countries – Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe – where the program has significantly invested. New pediatric HIV infections globally have declined by nearly 70 percent since 2000, and there are significant validated declines in adult HIV incidence across Malawi (76 percent), Zambia (51 percent), and Zimbabwe (67 percent) since 2003.

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FACT SHEET: U.S. Leadership to Advance the GHS Agenda: 55 countries show concrete commitment to prevent, detect, and respond

The GHSA is a signature global health and national security priority for President Obama. It was launched in 2014 – before the first cases of Ebola in West Africa came to light – due to leadership of the United States and partners from every region of the world. In only three years, the GHSA has sparked historic commitments and kindled new momentum to establish global capacity to address devastating outbreaks – whether naturally occurring, deliberate, or accidental.

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