The resolution states that the Senate supports the goals of World Tuberculosis Day, commends the efforts of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria to address the disease, and “reaffirms its commitment to global tuberculosis control made through the Lantos-Hyde United States Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Act of 2008.”
Senator Feingold released a statement commemorating World TB Day and emphasized the need to â€œcontinue to innovate and invest in the development of new drugs, diagnostics and vaccines.â€
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah released a statement commemorating World Tuberculosis (TB) Day and announced the release of the Tuberculosis Five Year Strategy. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and Dr. Christine Sizemore and Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) also released statements commemorating World TB Day.
USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah releases the “Lantos-Hyde United States Government Tuberculosis Strategy”
In a video message commemorating World TB Day, USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah announced the release of the “Lantos-Hyde United States Government Tuberculosis Strategy”. The strategy outlines the goals, targets, and interventions that will guide the USG TB program from 2009-2014. The strategy provides details on the role of USG TB programs in the Global Health Initiative, USG country planning and scale-up of interventions, the coordination and collaboration of USG agencies, and plans to monitor and report on USG efforts.
CRS Report – The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: U.S. Contributions and Issues for Congress
From the report summary: “This report provides background information on the Global Fund, summarizes key findings on the Global Fundâ€™s progress through 2009, outlines U.S. funding for the Fund, and analyzes issues Congress might consider as it debates the appropriate level of support to provide the Fund.”
During remarks at the “2010 President’s Forum with Young African Leaders,” President Obama discussed the role of the U.S. Global Health Initiative (GHI), the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), and the Food Security Initiative (Feed the Future) in Africa. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton also described U.S. efforts to combat HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria and efforts to achieve food security.
Secretary Clinton delivers speech titled “The Global Health Initiative: The Next Phase of American Leadership in Health Around the World”
In a speech titled “The Global Health Initiative [GHI]: The Next Phase of American Leadership in Health Around the World,” Secretary of State Hillary Clinton discussed the reasons why the U.S. is investing in global health including: to strengthen fragile or failing states; to promote social and economic progress; to protect U.S. security; as a tool of public diplomacy; and as a demonstration of U.S. compassion. Secretary Clinton also outlined how the GHI would work towards achieving its goal “to save the greatest possible number of lives, both by increasing our existing health programs and by building upon them to help countries develop their own capacity to improve the health of their own people.”
The fact sheet provides an overview of official development assistance (ODA) provided by the United States in 2009 including funding amounts by relevant U.S. agencies and departments and summary information of assistance provided for specific programmatic sectors such as: Global Health; Food Security, Agriculture and Nutrition; and Water Supply and Sanitation.
Administration officials provided updates from the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the Global Health Initiative (GHI), water and sanitation, malaria, nutrition, and efforts to improve the health of children.
During remarks at U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moonâ€™s Millennium Development Goalsâ€™ maternal and child health event, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced a five-year joint effort between the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “to increase access to family planning and reduce maternal and neonatal deaths in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.”