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Putting Children Front and Center in the Response to HIV/AIDS

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This week at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, world leaders are coming together to move the world’s health and development agenda forward. Among the key agenda items is securing a better future for children — which is also a central focus of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). Meeting the…

USG @ AIDS 2012 Video: Dr. Koh and Ambassador Goosby

Ambasaddor Goosby and Dr. Howard Koh

The XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) is the largest meeting of individuals from around the world working to end the HIV/AIDS pandemic. In this video interview, Dr. Howard Koh, Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services talks with Ambassador Eric Goosby, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, about how the…

USG @ AIDS 2012 Video: Dr. Koh and Dr. Daulaire

Dr. Daulaire and Dr. Koh

While at the XIX International AIDS Conference, Dr. Howard Koh, Assistant Secretary for Health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), took the opportunity to talk with Dr. Nils Daulaire, Director of the Office of Global Affairs at  HHS about his role at the Department and some of his take away messages…

A Historical Perspective on the International AIDS Conference

Kevin M. DeCock

More than 20,000 people of all backgrounds – scientists, activists, policy-makers, people living with HIV and others – will soon  arrive in  Washington DC for the XIX International AIDS Conference  , to be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center from July 22 to 27, 2012.  This is the first time in 22 years that…

US Leads Effort to Build on Success in HIV Vaccine Science

Nelson L. Michael

When the HIV epidemic first emerged in the 1980s, the U.S. government immediately recognized the threat the disease could pose to U.S. and Allied Service Members. In this age of global deployments, HIV not only continues to pose a threat to Service Members, but it can also compromise the stability of a nation where the…

Peace Corps Volunteers Contribute to Sustainable Responses to the HIV/AIDS Epidemic

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For over 50 years, more than 200,000 Peace Corps Volunteers in 139 countries have worked to make communities around the world healthier and stronger. Volunteers work on projects ranging from sanitation, to malaria, maternal health, and HIV prevention—often impacting an entire community, village, or school at a time. Today, a major area of Volunteer service…

What Africa Teaches Us: PEPFAR’s Transformation of the U.S. Domestic HIV Response

Dr. Shannon Hader

From July 22-27, people from around the world will converge on Washington, DC for the 2012 International AIDS Conference. The conference will return to the U.S. for the first time in more than 20 years. It’s fitting that the conference is taking place in the District, which is grappling with our own HIV battle. The…

Improving the Quality of Health Services for the Haitian People

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Last week, I was proud to take part in a joint mission to Haiti with leaders from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund), including Mark Edington, its Head of Country Programs. We signed a Partnership Framework to support Haiti’s Health Strategy, which you can read about in this post. We…