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Commemorating World AIDS Day

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Today, Obama Administration officials and leaders in the AIDS community will speak at a World AIDS Day event at the White House to reflect on the lessons learned and the path forward in the fight against HIV and AIDS in the United States and around the world. The White House World AIDS Day Event will…

Obama Administration’s Pledge to Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis

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As part of America’s leadership in saving lives and alleviating suffering around the world, the United States announced today that it intends to make an unprecedented three-year pledge of support to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The pledge is tied to the call for smart investments and shared responsibility to reach…

PEPFAR Participation in the International AIDS Conference

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From July 18 to 23, I will lead the U.S. Government delegation to the XVIII International AIDS Conference in Vienna, Austria. This year's meeting is particularly important for those of us involved in the fight against global AIDS. Working together, the global community has made tremendous progress on HIV/AIDS, thanks in large part to U.S….

Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS: Meeting Updates

Reverend Calvin Butts and Anita McBride

Co-authored by Amy Palilonis, Presidential Management Fellow The Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) held it’s 39th Full Council Meeting on Monday, April 26. The meeting began with a recap of February’s PACHA meeting, followed by the swearing in of two pending members, Reverend Calvin Butts and Anita McBride. Ann Gavaghan, Chief of Staff in…

U.S. Health Partners Play Key Role in Haiti Earthquake Response

Heath Workers in Haiti

For many years, the U.S. Government has been partnering with the people of Haiti in the fight against HIV/AIDS. In fiscal year 2009, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) provided more than $125 million to support comprehensive HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care programs in Haiti. Following the tragic earthquake in Haiti, PEPFAR…

Global Health Initiative: How PEPFAR Fits In

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Earlier this month, the Obama Administration revealed an important new piece of its foreign policy agenda: a consultation document on the strategy for the Global Health Initiative (GHI). This document outlines the U.S. Government’s operation plan for the GHI, emphasizing integration of programming, implementation of sustainable efforts, efficient approaches with positive results and collaboration among…

President’s Global Health Initiative

Ambassador Eric Goosby

PEPFAR is the cornerstone of the President’s Global Health Initiative, which commits $63 billon dollars over six years to support partner countries in improving and expanding access to health services — a stunning level of investment that would have been unimaginable even 10 years ago. The Global Health Initiative will increase funding both for HIV/AIDS…

The Obama Administration’s Commitment to the Fight Against Global AIDS

Ambassador Eric Goosby

On February 1, the Obama Administration released the FY2011 federal budget request. This request reflects the continued strong commitment of the U.S. Government to the fight against global AIDS. It is a central piece of the foreign policy and global health agenda outlined by President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. I’ve…

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