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President Obama provides welcoming remarks at CUGH Conference

President Barack Obama released a video statement welcoming the 2014 Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) conference and affirmed CUGH’s partnership with the U.S. government. In his remarks, President Obama highlighted the work of the U.S. government to improve health and development around the world through “a new focus on partnerships that empower countries to break the cycle of poverty,” investing in research and vaccines, providing treatment and prevention in order to create an AIDS-free generation, improving the ability to respond to infectious disease outbreaks, investing in efforts to improve food security, and building in country capacity to address health.