During remarks at the release of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) 2011 Global Tuberculosis Control Report, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Assistant Administrator for Global Health Ariel Pablos-Mendez summarized USAID efforts to combat TB, HIV/TB co-infection, and drug resistant TB through initiatives such as the Global Health Initiative (GHI) and the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).
Ambassador Goosby highlights efforts to end violence against girls through "Together for Girls Partnership"
In a DipNote blog post titled “Together for Girls Partnership: Ending Sexual Violence Against Girls”, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Ambassador Eric Goosby summarized efforts of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) to prevent and address the health impacts of sexual violence against girls through the Together for Girls Partnership.
The Millennium Challenge Corporation will host a “Public Post-Board Town Hall Meeting” on Tuesday, October 4th, 2011 from 10:00AM to 11:30AM at the Millennium Challenge Corporation (875 Fifteenth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005). The event will feature discussion of the “updates to MCC’s selection indicators, the proposed Indonesia Compact, Tunisia’s eligibility for a Threshold Program, and results from Armenia.”
The Global Health Initiative (GHI) released the second round of country strategies for Burundi, Cambodia, Georgia, Indonesia, Liberia, Mozambique, Tanzania, and Vietnam. According to the “Executive Summary: GHI Round 2 Strategies,” the country strategies serve as “high level, crosscutting documents that focus on select areas to achieve greater value and impact by applying the GHI principles” and were informed by prior efforts in the GHI Plus countries.
Administration officials discuss U.S. efforts to alleviate hunger in the State Department's "Conversations With America" video series
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Public Affairs Cheryl Benton moderated a State Department video discussion with Deputy Coordinator of the U.S. Feed the Future Initiative Tjada Mckenna and Bread for the World President David Beckmann titled “Conversations With America: Ending Hunger Through Development.” During her remarks, Deputy Coordinator Mckenna discussed U.S. efforts to alleviate global hunger and poverty through the Feed the Future (FtF) initiative.
During the U.N. General Assembly’s Second Committee on Agricultural Development and Food Security meeting, U.S. Mission to the United Nations Advisor Robert Marks discussed the U.S. commitment to improving food security through efforts such as the Feed the Future (FtF) initiative, the 1,000 Days Partnership, and commitments made at the G8 meeting in L’Aquila, Italy in 2009.
Secretary Clinton, Administrator Shah, and Vice President Biden provide remarks at George McGovern Leadership Award Ceremony
Vice President Joseph Biden, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah provided remarks during the presentation of the World Food Program USA’s George McGovern Leadership Award to Howard G. Buffett and Bill Gates. Vice President Biden provided the keynote address and discussed the Obama Administrations efforts to improve global food security through the Feed the Future Initiative (FtF). During their remarks, Secretary Clinton and Administrator Shah both highlighted U.S. efforts through FtF and Administrator Shah announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the World Food Program’s Purchase for Progress (P4P) initiative aimed at helping P4P partner with local private financial institutions.
- Read a transcript of a panel discussion on “Efforts to Address Global Hunger and Create Economic Opportunity” with Secretary Clinton, Howard G. Buffett, Bill Gates, and World Food Program Executive Director Josette Sheeran.
- Read a State Department DipNote blog post titled “Partnering To Reduce Global Hunger and Promote Food Security.”
- Read a USAID Impactblog titled “Working with Our Partners to Lead the Fight Against Global Hunger.”
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Swiss Re announced a three year partnership to, among other things, combat hunger in the Americas, Africa, and Asia. The partnership work to combine the Swiss Re’s risk management solutions with USAID’s Feed the Future (FtF) initiative and Global Climate Change Initiative (GCCI).
In a speech titled “Embracing Enlightened Capitalism” given at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Public-Private Partnership Forum, USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah summarized the role of public-private partnerships in meeting development objectives and highlighted how USAID is currently partnering with the private sector to meet its goals in, among other things, the areas of health and food security.
USAID announces global health related partnerships during Public Private Partnership Week:
The Peace Corps announced a partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) to expand food security programs that will combat hunger in Peace Corps countries.