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

Secretary Kerry

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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FACT SHEET:  Preparing for and Responding to the Zika Virus at Home and Abroad

Since late last year, the Administration has been aggressively working to combat Zika, a virus primarily spread by mosquitoes that has recently been linked to birth defects and other concerning health outcomes.

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U.S. Statement on the Operational Plan to Take Forward the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health (2016-2030)


Investments in health are essential in order to address the direct needs of every women, child and adolescent. But also for the world to achieve the newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals, and we understand how important the World Health Organization is in this area.

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Secretary Kerry: Remarks at the World Economic Forum


Nothing, in the end, would do more to terminate the threat of Daesh than, obviously, to negotiate an end to the war in Syria, and that is precisely what we are trying to do.

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UNGA: US Applauds Seriousness of WHO Emergency Response Reform

A critical issue for the United States and the global community has been a WHO and UN system that is ready to take on such challenges in the future.

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FACT SHEET: World AIDS Day 2015 – The Time to Act Is Now

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary Washington, DC December 1, 2015   FACT SHEET: World AIDS Day 2015 – The Time to Act Is Now   Today, in conjunction with World AIDS Day, the White House Office of National AIDS Policy is releasing the Federal Action Plan for 2016-2020, which outlines specific Federal agency […]

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WHITE HOUSE FACT SHEET: The U.S. Commitment to the Global Health Security Agenda

GHSA accelerates action and spurs progress toward implementation of the World Health Organization’s International Health Regulations and other global health security frameworks

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U. S. Applauds UNAIDS for Advancing the Fast-Track Strategy to End the HIV/AIDS Epidemic by 2030

Ambassador Deborah L. Birx, M.D.

President Obama announced that PEPFAR is now investing nearly half a billion dollars to support an AIDS-free future for adolescent girls and young women, including by strategically aligning $300 million in prevention investments in support of our DREAMS partnership and related efforts.

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