Global Health

U.S. Statement on World Health Assembly Agenda item 14


Assistant Secretary Kevin Moley: “The United States believes the current draft does not meet the objective of a World Health Assembly focused purely on public health.”

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Remarks By HHS Secretary Alex Azar at the 71st World Health Assembly

HHS Secretary Alex Azar

Each of us represents individual nations, but we share many health challenges. By working together and remaining focused on our greatest cross-border health threats, we will make WHO the organization it needs to be to keep our world safe.

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U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy Ambassador Deborah Birx

  Special Briefing Deborah L. Birx, M.D., U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy Ambassador Washington, DC November 30, 2017 MS NAUERT: Hi, everyone. Good afternoon. Hope you’re all having a good day. Many of you may have received a notice from us earlier today about World AIDS Day, and tomorrow is […]

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New PEPFAR Results Reach Historic Highs in HIV Prevention and Treatment


Our latest results clearly show the remarkable impact of PEPFAR’s accelerated HIV prevention and treatment efforts.

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Welcome Remarks by Theodore Allegra at PEPFAR Reception


Since 2004, PEPFAR (the President’s Emergency Fund for AIDS Relief), has supported comprehensive HIV prevention services, and provided life-saving anti-retroviral treatment to millions of people living with HIV.

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Remarks by Chargé Theodore Allegra at the launch of the MOPAN review of the World Health Organization

Throughout the international system, the United States is always interested in a clear understanding of the performance and the impact of the multilateral institutions it supports.

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Acting Assistant Secretary Judith Garber Leads U.S. Delegation to the First Meeting of the Minamata Convention on Mercury

The Minamata Convention represents a major step forward to help the United States and other countries to reduce people’s exposure to mercury, a toxic chemical with significant negative health effects including to the brain and nervous system.

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Secretary Tillerson Launches PEPFAR Strategy for Accelerating HIV/AIDS Epidemic Control

Today, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson released the new U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Strategy for Accelerating HIV/AIDS Epidemic Control (2017-2020), which reaffirms U.S. support for HIV/AIDS efforts in more than 50 countries …

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Enhancing the Ability of Individuals in Recovery to Fight Addiction, in the U.S. and Abroad

INL convened an Expert Working Group that included U.S. and international experts in substance use recovery, including from the Department of Health and Human Services, the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, the United Nations, the Colombo Plan, the Organization of American States, and civil society organizations.

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U.S. Statement at UNAIDS 40th PCB Meeting


Chargé d’Affaires Allegra: Together, we are making rapid progress toward eliminating HIV/AIDS, but the next few years are perhaps the most crucial for UNAIDS and the greater global response. We look forward to working together to ensure success.

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