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.