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President Obama announces new Global Fund pledge and other Administration actions and statements commemorating World AIDS Day

In remarks commemorating World AIDS Day (December 1), which coincided with The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund) 4th Replenishment Conference being held in Washington, DC, President Obama announced that the U.S. would “contribute $1 for every $2 pledged by other donors over the next three years, up to $5 billion total from the United States.” During his remarks, President Obama made additional announcements regarding U.S. efforts to address HIV/AIDS including: 1) a new initiative at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that will invest $100 million in research aimed at finding a cure for HIV; 2) that the treatment target for the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) of helping 6 million people, which he had announced in 2011, had been exceeded; and 3) that he would be signing the “PEPFAR Stewardship and Oversight Act of 2013” (S. 1545) into law.

Additional Resources:

The White House:

U.S. Department of State:

  • Secretary of State John Kerry’s statement commemorating World AIDS Day
  • Secretary of State John Kerry’s remarks at President Obama’s World AIDS Day Event
  • Secretary of State John Kerry’s remarks at the Partnership Symposium of The Global Fund’s Fourth Replenishment Conference

U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR):

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID):

United States Mission to the United Nations:

  • U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Samantha Power’s remarks at the Global Fund Replenishment Conference
  • U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Samantha Power’s statement commemorating World AIDS Day

Peace Corps:

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS):

  • Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’ statement commemorating World AIDS Day

National Institutes of Health (NIH):

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):