The U.S. Department of State, through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and in collaboration with the Office of Global Women’s Issues, joined the Together for Girls partnership which aims to end sexual violence against girls by â€œconducting national surveys, using these new data to base country-specific interventions tailored to address sexual violence, and launching public awareness campaigns to motivate changes in social norms and behaviors.â€
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
During remarks at the Clinton Global Initiative Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced “the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, a new public-private partnership led by the United Nations Foundation (UNF) to create a thriving global market for clean and efficient household cooking solutions that will save lives, improve livelihoods, empower women, and combat climate change. The Alliance will work to tackle the severe health, economic, and environmental consequences associated with smoke from traditional cook stoves and open fires used by over half the worldâ€™s population.” The U.S. has committed $50.82 million over the next five years to ensure that the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves reaches its “goal of 100 million homes adopting new clean stoves and fuels by 2020.”
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.”
S. 3686 – An original bill making appropriations for the Department of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2011, and for other purposes.
The Senate Committee on Appropriations approved by a vote of 17-12 the FY 2011 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and related agencies bill with the following recommendations:
Health and Human Services funding for global health:
- CDC (total): $353.3 million
– Global AIDS Program: $118.1 million
- Global Immunization Program: $153.2 million
- Global Disease Detection: $37.8 million
- Global Malaria Program: $9.2 million
- Other Global Health: $35.1 million
– Fogarty International Center (FIC): $72.9 million
- The Global Fund: $300 million
Administration statements in response to results from the CAPRISA 004 Microbicide HIV Prevention Study
In response to the results from the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA) 004 Microbicide HIV Prevention Study, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah released a statement congratulating the researchers, summarizing USAIDâ€™s involvement in the study, and outlining the next steps required in order to begin integrating the microbicide into U.S. government programs such as the Presidentâ€™s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the NIH, Dr. Anthony Fauci also released a statement congratulating researchers on the findings from the CAPRISA 004 microbicide study and highlighted NIAIDâ€™s ongoing HIV/AIDS prevention research.
The Department of State released a statement commemorating World No Tobacco Day and highlighting the U.S. engagement “with other countries and the WHO to study and monitor tobacco use and prevent its harmful effects.” Additionally, as part of its â€œMorbidity and Mortality Weekly Reportâ€ (MMWR), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) highlighted World No Tobacco Day and released a report titled “Differences by Sex in Tobacco Use and Awareness of Tobacco Marketing — Bangladesh, Thailand, and Uruguay, 2009.”
Among other things, the resolution states that the House or Representatives “(1) supports the goals of World TB Day to raise awareness about tuberculosis; (2) commends the progress made by anti-tuberculosis programs, including the U.S. Agency for International Development [USAID], the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; and (3) reaffirms its commitment to global tuberculosis control made through the Lantos-Hyde U.S. Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Act of 2008.”
Timeline of the resolution:
- Introduced and referred to the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the House Energy and Commerce Committee on March 10, 2010.
- Approved by a voice vote in the House on May 12, 2010.
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) released a statement commemorating World Malaria Day and announced the release of the Malaria Five Year Strategy and the Presidentâ€™s Malaria Initiativeâ€™s (PMI) fourth annual report. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Dr. B.F. (Lee) Hall and Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Peace Corps also released statements commemorating World Malaria Day.
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah, Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Kathleen Sebelius, and U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN) Susan E. Rice released statements commemorating World Health Day and its theme of â€œUrbanization and Health: Urban Health Matters.â€
From the report summary: “This report explains the role CDC plays in U.S. global health assistance, highlights how much the agency has spent on global health efforts from FY2001 to FY2010, and discusses how funding to each of its programs has changed during this period.”