USAID Releases the 2016 Acting on the Call Report

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Alongside the report, USAID announced a new $9.2 million program – Integrating Community Health – which will leverage an additional $10 million investment from other sources and is designed to strengthen the role of community health in USAID’s efforts to end preventable child and maternal deaths.

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Statement From Ambassador Deborah L. Birx, M.D., on the 35th Anniversary of the First Reported Cases of AIDS


Thirty-five years ago, this Sunday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a report describing cases of a rare lung infection, Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia, in five young, previously healthy, gay men in Los Angeles. One year later, the CDC used the term “AIDS” to describe this condition for the first time. The world – and many of us who were there – would never be the same.

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Ambassador Hamamoto: Women and Girls Empowerment Essential to Ending AIDS

If we are to truly get on the fast track to ending the AIDS epidemic – we need to surround adolescent girls and young women with support and services in every part of their lives.

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HHS Secretary Burwell: The Role of GHSA in Supporting Countries’ Capacity to Implement the IHR

Continued partnership, vigilance and commitment means we all will be better prepared for the health threats that come our way. Together, we will be a stronger, more secure global community.

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HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell: Plenary Remarks at World Health Assembly


As our nations become more interconnected, the health challenges we face are increasingly shared by us all.

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HHS Secretary Burwell Remarks at World Health Assembly Ministerial Panel on Dementia

HHS Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell World Health Assembly Ministerial Panel on Dementia Geneva, Switzerland May 23, 2016 “We welcome any opportunity to collaborate on innovative care and services models and we will continue to support international efforts to fight dementia through the work of the G7 and WHO.” AS PREPARED FOR DELIVERY Introduction I want […]

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Combating Zika, a Grand Challenge for Development, Apply Now!


The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) invites global problem solvers to answer the call for groundbreaking ideas to enhance our ability to respond to the current Zika outbreak and generate cutting-edge technologies and approaches that better prepare the world to address the disease threats of tomorrow.

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Statement From Ambassador Deborah L. Birx, M.D., on World Tuberculosis Day 2016

On World Tuberculosis (TB) Day, we can commit to ending TB by rapidly adopting the 2015 World Health Organization (WHO) Guideline on When to Start Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) and on Pre-exposure Prophylaxis for HIV, more commonly known as “Test and START,” and strengthening partnerships among countries, multilateral organizations, and civil society.

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Secretary Kerry: Remarks at Launch of U.S. Strategy for Adolescent Girls Event

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Secretary Kerry: Equitable treatment of women and girls is and always must be a core tenet of America’s global leadership.

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President’s FY 2017 Budget Request for the U.S. Department of State and USAID

The President’s Budget request for the Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) directly supports the National Security Strategy by helping to build and sustain a more secure, prosperous, and democratic world.

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