On the occasion of the Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) July 9-10, 2014, the United States and China agreed to, among other things:Read more
This is more than a moment to focus on drug abuse and addiction. It’s a time to connect the dots between the global flow of illicit drugs, violence that destroys communities and even nations the world over, and 21st century challenges, from human trafficking to elephant poaching to transnational crime and corruption.Read more
Tens of thousands of people in Europe and the United States are dying each year from infections that once were successful treated with antibiotics. A trans-Atlantic group is working to develop an effective public health response.Read more
U.S. Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Canadian Minister Rona Ambrose and Mexican Secretary Mercedes Juan signed a declaration of intent at a meeting during the 67th World Health Assembly in Geneva.Read more
Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, key changes have been implemented to place the patient at the center of her care, and while problems still exist, we have made enormous progress.Read more
As our global community grows smaller, it becomes increasingly difficult for our respective nations to tackle health challenges in isolation. We continue to learn that borders cannot stop evolving natural threats, and that not even oceans can protect us from the spread of infectious diseases.Read more
Secretary Sebelius’s remarks on International Health Regulations & the Global Health Security Agenda
The ongoing outbreaks of MERS, H7N9, and Ebola remind us that every outbreak is only a plane ride away. The devastating loss of life and economic impact all of us, no matter where in the world we happen to live.
Therefore, all of us have a stake in working together across regions, across sectors, and indeed across the world.
Together, we have made extraordinary progress toward this ambitious goal, saving millions of lives, and bringing hope and healing to communities and nations.Read more
The Sixty-seventh session of the World Health Assembly (WHA) takes place in Geneva during 19–24 May 2014.Read more
Nations of the Americas have one of the world’s best records in collaborating to fight disease, and health officials from across the region say their collaboration must grow even stronger in the face of emerging health threats.Read more