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H.R. 5268 – Improvements in Global Maternal and newborn health Outcomes while Maximizing Successes Act

The proposed bill would “authorize assistance to improve maternal and newborn health in developing countries,” and would require the President “to develop a strategy to reduce mortality and improve maternal and newborn health in developing countries.” Additionally, the proposed bill would authorize the appropriations of “such sums as may be necessary for each of fiscal years 2011 through 2015.”

CRS Report – A New United Nations Entity for Women: Issues for Congress

In September 2009, United Nations (UN) member states, including the United States, adopted a resolution supporting the creation of a new UN entity focused on women’s issues that would consolidate the efforts of 4 existing entities at the UN. Among other things, this report “analyzes U.S. policy toward the new entity, including its possible role in U.S. foreign policy and the level and extent of U.S. financial contributions to existing U.N. system gender entities.”

State Department official comments on global health and food security during remarks honoring “Africa Day”

During remarks honoring the 47th anniversary of the founding of the Organization of African Unity (Africa Day), Johnnie Carson, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs stated that in “the public health sector, we remain committed to working side-by-side with African governments and civil society to ensure that quality treatment, prevention, and care are easily accessible to communities throughout Africa.” He also discussed several U.S. government initiatives that work to improve health in Africa including Feed the Future, the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS relief (PEPFAR), and the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI).

Ambassador Goosby discusses PEPFAR and the Golobal Health Initiative (GHI)

In a post on the State Department’s DipNote blog titled “U.S. Commitment to Saving Lives in the Developing World,” Ambassador Eric Goosby, the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, summarizes the status of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and its role in the Global Health Initiative (GHI). Ambassador Goosby also comments on the importance of treatment, prevention, counseling and testing, and health systems strengthening in changing “the course of the HIV epidemic.”

PEPFAR announces increased gender-based violence (GBV) prevention and response effort

The President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) announced the commitment of an additional $30 million to support the scaling up of gender-based violence (GBV) prevention and response efforts in Tanzania, Mozambique, and the Democratic Republic of Congo stating that the commitment was a recognition of “the link between gender-based violence (GBV) and global HIV/AIDS . . . [and] . . . reflects the Administration’s increased focus on gender outlined in the Global Health Initiative (GHI).”

Opening Statement by Representative Donald Payne at a Congressional hearing on “U.S. Investments in HIV/AIDS”

During opening remarks at a House Committee Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health, hearing on “U.S. Investments in HIV/AIDS: Opportunities and Challenges Ahead,” Representative Donald Payne (D-NJ, 10th) highlighted the achievements of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), expressed support for the Administration’s Global Health Initiative (GHI), and outlined key challenges facing PEPFAR in the future.

Ambassador Eric Goosby testifies before the House Committee on Appropriations on the FY 2011 budget request for PEPFAR

During a House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs hearing titled “Global Health and HIV/AIDS programs at the Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development,” U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, Ambassador Eric Goosby, testified on the FY 2011 budget request for the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). In his testimony, Ambassador Goosby discussed PEPFAR’s role in the Global Health Initiative (GHI) and highlighted several areas of focus as outlined in the Five-Year Strategy including: prevention, country ownership, and strengthening health systems.

USAID Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator Gloria Steele testifies before the House Committee on Appropriations on the FY 2011 Global Health and Child Survival account budget request

During a House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs hearing titled “Global Health and HIV/AIDS programs at the Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development,” USAID Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator Gloria Steele, testified on the FY 2011 Global Health and Child Survival (GHCS) account budget request. Topics covered in her testimony include: a breakdown of the FY 2011 budget request and program plans; health systems strengthening; integrating health programs; engaging with multilateral, nongovernmental, faith-based, and community based organizations; public-private partnerships; and research.

Secretary Clinton’s remarks at the UN Commission on the Status of Women

During remarks at the United Nations (UN) Commission on the Status of Women, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton highlighted, among other things, the Administration’s efforts to improve the health of women and girls as a cornerstone of the Global Health Initiative (GHI) and the Food Security Initiative, efforts by the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) to address HIV in women, and plans to improve women’s access to healthcare in the Afghanistan and Pakistan Regional Stabilization Strategy.