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House Committee on Foreign Affairs to markup the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 2012

In a press release, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL, 18th) announced that the full Committee will hold a hearing to markup the “Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 2012: To authorize appropriations for the Department of State for fiscal year 2012, and for other purposes” on Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at 10:00 AM in room 2172 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

Administration official testifies on global strategies to combat Alzheimer’s Disease

Dr. Richard Hodes, Director, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health (NIH), provided testimony before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights, at a hearing titled “Global Strategies to Combat the Devastating Health and Economic Impacts of Alzheimer’s Disease.”  During his remarks Dr. Hodes described NIH efforts to improve the detection and diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and providing assistance for caregivers.

USAID Administrator Shah testifies before Congress on recent reform efforts

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah testified before the Subcommittee on National Security, Homeland Defense and Foreign Operations of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform at a hearing titled “USAID: Following The Money.” During his testimony, Administrator Shah discussed recent efforts to reform the Agency as part of “USAID Forward.”

Administration officials provide updates from the PEPFAR Annual Meeting

In a video message at the President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Annual Meeting, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stated that PEPFAR as well as all U.S. global health programs are essential parts of U.S. foreign policy. Global Health Initiative (GHI) Executive Director Lois Quam and U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Ambassador Eric Goosby also provided updates from the meeting on PEPFAR’s role in the GHI, its support for country ownership, and its partnership with the Global Fund.

Additional Information:

  • Watch Secretary Clinton’s video message here.
  • Read Executive Director Quam’s “Update from PEPFAR’s Annual Meeting” here.

State Department Dipnote Blog Posts:

PEPFAR Forum – “Smart Investments to Save More Lives: Efficiencies, Innovation, Impact”

The United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) held a one-day forum titled “Smart Investments to Save More Lives: Efficiencies, Innovation, Impact”. The forum focused on PEPFAR’s efforts to improve the efficiency and impact of U.S. programs to address the impact HIV/AIDS and included introductory remarks from the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, Ambassador Eric Goosby.

Administration officials discuss QDDR in the State Department’s “Conversations With America” video series

During a State Department video discussion titled “Conversations with America – Leading Through Civilian Power: The First QDDR” Dr. Anne-Marie Slaughter, Director of Policy Planning at the Department of State, and Donald Steinberg, Deputy Administrator at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), discussed the recommendations outlined in the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR) including, among other things, proposed changes impacting USAID and the U.S. global health response.

Secretary Clinton and Administrator Shah host a town hall meeting on the QDDR

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah provided remarks and answered questions from the audience at a “USAID Town Hall Meeting on the Release of the First Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review [QDDR].” Secretary Clinton described the recommendations outlined in the QDDR including, among other things, the planned transition of leadership of the Global Health Initiative (GHI) to USAID.

State Department Policy Planning Director Anne-Marie Slaughter and USAID Deputy Administrator Donald Steinberg also provided remarks.

Representatives Berman and Ros-Lehtinen provide opening remarks at a Congressional hearing on PEPFAR

Representatives Howard Berman (D-CA, 28th – Chair) and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL, 18th – Ranking Member) provided opening remarks during a hearing of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs titled “PEPFAR: From Emergency to Sustainability and Advances Against HIV/AIDS.” Representatives Berman and Ros-Lehtinen described the successes of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) to date, the need to continue to focus on treatment as well as prevention, and emphasized the U.S. commitment to combating HIV/AIDS.

After opening remarks, the Committee took testimony from U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Ambassador Eric Goosby, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Dr. Anthony Fauci, and Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Thomas Frieden.

Representative Russ Carnahan’s opening statement at hearing on MDGs

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.”

USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah testifies on the FY 2011 budget for USAID

During a Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs, hearing on the FY 2011 budget request for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah outlined the priorities of the FY11 request including funding that supports the Global Health Initiative (GHI), efforts to improve global food security, and increasing the capacity of USAID. Administrator Shah also discussed the principles guiding USAID’s efforts, the Presidential Study Directive on U.S. Development Policy (PSD), the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR), USAID’s work in Haiti, and the supplemental funding request for Haiti.