The National Institutes of Health (NIH), in collaboration with the Presidentâ€™s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), announced a new program to strengthen medical education and increase the number of health care workers in Sub-Saharan Africa. The program, which is called the Medical Education Partnership Initiative, is a joint effort with The Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Department of Defense (DoD).
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GAO Report – Global Food Security: U.S. Agencies Progressing on Governmentwide Strategy, but Approach Faces Several Vulnerabilities
For this report, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) “examined (1) the types and funding of food security programs and activities of relevant U.S. government agencies; and (2) progress in developing an integrated U.S. governmentwide strategy to address global food insecurity as well as potential vulnerabilities of that strategy.”
Based on its analysis, the GAO provided two recommendations to the Secretary of State to improve U.S. global food security efforts: “(1) develop an operational definition of food security that is accepted by all U.S. agencies, establish a methodology for consistently reporting comprehensive data across agencies, and periodically inventory agenciesâ€™ food security-related programs and funding; and (2) collaborate with other agency heads to finalize a governmentwide strategy that delineates measures to mitigate the risks associated with the host country-led approach.”
H.Res. 1160 – Calling for the establishment of a Haiti Marshall Plan Committee to coordinate aid and development initiatives . . . in response to the earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12, 2010
The resolution states that the House of Representatives â€œcalls for the establishment of a Haiti Marshall Plan Committee to include representatives from the Department of the Treasury, the Department of Defense, the Department of State, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and selected members of civil society to develop and propose a coordinated strategy for the recovery and reconstruction of Haiti that prevents the duplication of effort and uses all available resourcesâ€
The White House released the FY 2011 budget request, which included the following funding totals for the U.S. Global Health Initiative (GHI) and other global health and related activities:
Global Health Initiative (GHI) total: $9.572 billion, including
- $8.513 billion from State & Foreign Operations Global Health & Child Survival (GHCS) account, and
- $1.059 billion from HHS, DoD, and other State & Foreign Operations accounts.
- PEPFAR: Included in the GHI total is $6.990 billion for PEPFAR of which $1 billion is for the Global Fund ($700 million from the State Department and $300 million from HHS).
Additional funding details on the GHI and other global health related accounts:
State and Foreign Operations funding for global health:
- Global Health & Child Survival (GHCS): $8.513 billion
– USAID: $3.013 billion
– Maternal Health & Child Health/Nutrition: $900.0 million
– Maternal & Child Health: $700.0 million
- Nutrition: $200.0
– Vulnerable Children: $15.0 million
- HIV/AIDS: $350.0 million
- Family Planning/Reproductive Health: $590.0 million
- Other Infectious Diseases: $1,158.0 million, which includes
– Malaria: $680.0 million,
- Tuberculosis: $230.0 million ,
- Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs): $155.0 million,
- Pandemic Influenza and Other Emerging Threats: $75 million, and
- Other Public Health Threats: $18 million.
– Department of State: $5.500 billion
– HIV/AIDS: $5.500 billion (includes $700 million for the Global Fund)
– Millennium Challenge Corporation: $1.280 billion
Health and Human Services funding for global health:
- CDC ($351.9 total):
– Global AIDS Program: $118.1 million
- Global Immunization Program: $152.8 million
- Global Disease Detection: $37.8 million
- Global Malaria Program: $9.2 million
- Other Global Health: $35.1 million
– Global Fund: $300.0 million
- Fogarty International: $73.0 million
- Area: Administration, Budget
- Information Type: Reports & Factsheets
- Organization/Initiative: GHI, PEPFAR, USAID, MCC, State Dept., White House, The Global Fund, HHS, NIH, DoD, CDC
- Issue/Condition: Tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, Nutrition/Food Security, Family Planning/Reproductive Health, Maternal & Child Health, Malaria, Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs), Pandemic Influenza
Senior Administration Officials Discuss Obama Administration Efforts on HIV/AIDS (Event):
In an event on the eve of World AIDS Day, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, Ambassador Eric Goosby, Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy Jeffrey Crowley, and Senior Advisor and Assistant to the President Valerie Jarrett discussed the Administrationâ€™s efforts to address HIV/AIDS. Among other things, Secretary Clinton announced that â€œAmbassador Goosby will present the five-year strategy for the future of PEPFARâ€ later this week and that â€œthe International AIDS Society will hold the 2012 International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C.â€
Ambassador Goosby blog post:
In a blog post, Ambassador Goosby, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, in the context of World AIDS Day, discusses the privilege of hosting the 2012 International AIDS Conference as well as the importance of lifting the HIV entry ban.
Alonzo Fulgham, Acting Administrator of USAID, released a statement outlining USAIDâ€™s commitment to address HIV/AIDS and summarized its role â€œas a major partner in the U.S. Presidentâ€™s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).â€
Dr. Richard Shaffer, Executive Director of the DoD HIV/AIDS Prevention Program, stated that â€œDoD is proud to be â€˜Working Togetherâ€™ with our interagency colleagues, including Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). On World AIDS Day 2009, we recommit ourselves to furthering our achievements and look forward to continuing the fight.â€
In a statement released on World AIDS Day, Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), said that NIH was â€œcommitted to harnessing the breadth of expertise across the NIH to continue to lead the worldâ€™s effort to finding solutions to this pandemic.”
Peace Corps Statement:
The Peace Corps released a statement summarizing its commitment and efforts to address the impacts of HIV/AIDS.
The report summarizes the recommendations of 14 studies written between 2001 and 2008 on foreign aid reform.
During town hall meetings at both the State Department and USAID, Secretary of State Clinton announced a plan to conduct a Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR). Secretary Clinton stated that the QDDR will help “the Department and USAID to get ahead of emerging threats and opportunities and to make the case effectively for OMB, the Congress, and the people of our country for the resources we need.” Secretary Clinton also stated that the QDDR will provide the State Department and USAID “with a comprehensive assessment for organizational reform and improvements to our policy, strategy, and planning processes” and is “central to effective coordination between the State Department and USAID.”
The State Department released a fact sheet titled “The U.S. Commitment to Development” that summarizes the U.S. commitment â€œto helping the worldâ€™s poor through a broad variety of mechanisms.â€ The fact sheet provides an overview of existing U.S. development programs and initiatives, such as the Millennium Challenge Account and the Presidentâ€™s Global Health Initiative, as well as U.S. involvement in specific issue areas, such as food security, water, and sanitation issues.
This report is an update to the May 26th report, “The 2009 Influenza A(H1N1) ‘Swine Flu’ Outbreak: U.S. Responses to Global Human Cases,” which provides an overview of the U.S. role in the global response to the H1N1 influenza outbreak highlighting efforts by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Agency for International Development, and summarizing potential issues for future consideration.
This report provides an overview of the U.S. role in the global response to the H1N1 influenza outbreak. The report highlights efforts by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Agency for International Development and summarizes potential issues for future consideration.