Health

FACT SHEET: President Barack Obama’s Commitment to Global Development

Over the past eight years, President Obama has elevated sustainable development to a core pillar of American foreign policy. On Wednesday July 20th, the President will host the White House Summit on Global Development, bringing together development leaders, public and private sector financing partners, civil society, diplomats, and entrepreneurs to mark our global progress and catalyze further development efforts.

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Sustainable Development Goals: All our Countries, Including the United States, Can and Must Do Better

Ambassador Samantha Power: If we are to have any hope of accomplishing the SDGs – which includes a target to end the AIDS epidemic, we have to guard space for civil society both within our own countries and here at the United Nations.

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Remarks by Ambassador Pamela Hamamoto at the 2016 PEPFAR Annual Meeting in Durban

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If we are to truly get on the fast track to ending the AIDS epidemic, we need to surround vulnerable populations – in particular adolescent girls and young women – with comprehensive support and services in every aspect of their lives. Time and again, research and experience have shown that holistic, multi-sectoral responses lead to better outcomes for women and girls, and therefore for their families and their communities.

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PEPFAR Welcomes the Return of the International HIV/AIDS Conference to Africa

PEPFAR Invests $85 Million to Drive Innovation for Adolescent Girls and Young Women.

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Fact Sheet: U.S. Humanitarian Assistance in Response to the Syrian Crisis

The Syrian conflict remains the largest and most complex humanitarian emergency of our time, with more than two-thirds of Syria’s pre-war population—over 18 million people—in need of humanitarian assistance inside Syria.

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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

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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

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

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