- Area: Congress, Budget
- Organization/Initiative: GHI, USAID, MCC, State Dept., The Global Fund, HHS, DoD, CDC
- Issue/Condition: Tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, Nutrition/Food Security, Water, Family Planning/Reproductive Health, Maternal & Child Health, Malaria, Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs), Pandemic Influenza
The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) released a fact sheet titled “PEPFAR: Addressing Gender and HIV/AIDS,” which highlights PEPFAR’s efforts to address the impacts of HIV/AIDS on women and girls areas such gender-nased violence (GBV), prevention of mother-to-child transmission, and advocating for women, girls, and gender equality.
In a State Department blog post titled “An Update on PEPFAR in CÃ´te dâ€™Ivoire,” Ambassador Eric Goosby, the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, described the efforts of the President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) to continue to operate HIV/AIDS programs in CÃ´te dâ€™Ivoire and other countries in conflict.
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah and Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) CEO Daniel Yohannes testified before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs on the FY 2012 budget requests and future directions in foreign assistance.
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah and Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) CEO Daniel Yohannes testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the FY 2012 budget requests and international development policy priorities.
Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Johnnie Carson, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Assistant Administrator Rajakumari Jandhyala, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Ambassador Eric Goosby, and Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Vice President for Compact Implementation Patrick Fine testified before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Subcommittee on African Affairs, on the FY 2012 budget request for Africa.
During remarks at a screening of the film “Grace Under Fire,” Under Secretary for Democracy and Global Affairs Maria Otero stated that the Obama Administration was reaffirming its commitment to women and girls through a renewed commitment to the goals established at the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) and highlighted areas of focus including â€œprograms such as the Presidentâ€™s Global Health Initiative (GHI) which has women and girls at its core, restored emphasis on U.S.-funded international family planning and maternal health programs, enhanced links between reproductive health and HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment efforts in PEPFAR programs, and through robust leadership in the multilateral arena.”
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton provided remarks at the signing ceremony of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Angola “establishing the U.S.-Angola Strategic Partnership Dialogue.” Secretary Clinton stated the two countries will cooperate on priorities including agriculture, food security, and HIV/AIDS.
Representative Russ Carnahan provided an opening statement during a hearing titled “Achieving the United Nations Millennium Development Goals: Progress through Partnerships” held before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights and Oversight. During his comments, Representative Carnahan outlined several reasons why the MDGs were important to U.S. interests and stated that “[t]he private sector is in the unique position to contribute their expertise, resources, and innovative techniques toward this global effort.”