Health & Science

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


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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First WHO Ministerial Conference on Global Action Against Dementia

Conference on Global Action Against Dementia at the WHO

“No one can win the fight against this devastating illness alone.” Statement by HHS Secretary Hunt delivered by Ambassador Hamamoto

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Secretary Kerry: Press Statement on the Release of The National Security Strategy

National Security Strategy

This National Security Strategy is a blueprint to leverage America’s leadership in a more complicated world than many people would have ever imagined.

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VIDEO: EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy Addresses WHO Executive Board

EPA's Gina McCarthy at the WHO

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy addressed the Executive Board of the World Health Organization January 29, 2015. Video footage of her statement courtesy of the World Health Organizations Multimedia team.

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Remarks by Assistant Secretary Kolker at WHO Executive Board Special Session on Ebola

The U.S. Delegation at the WHO Executive Board Special Session on Ebola

WHO’s EB adopts consensus resolution co-sponsored by the United States aimed at improving WHO’s capacity to respond to global health emergencies such as Ebola.

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