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Administration releases Global Health Initiative (GHI) Consultation Document

The Administration released “Implementation of the Global Health Initiative: Consultation Document,” which includes specific goals and targets, core principles, and an operational plan for the Global Health Initiative (GHI).

President’s Malaria Initiative releases FY 2011 Operational Plans

The President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) released the FY 2011 Operational Plans for each of the 17 focus countries. PMI operational plans provide an overview of current malaria control and prevention efforts, identify challenges to meeting PMI goals, and summarize FY 2011 planned activities.

Administration official discusses the “links between food security, nutrition and HIV/AIDS”

During remarks at the opening plenary panel of the 27th UNAIDS Program Coordinating Board Meeting titled “Food and Nutrition Security and HIV,” Ambassador William Garvelink, Assistant to the Administrator, Bureau for Food Security, USAID and Deputy Coordinator for Development, Feed the Future, highlighted the “links between food security, nutrition and HIV/AIDS” and discussed the U.S. role in addressing these issues through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the Global Health Initiative (GHI), and Feed the Future (FtF). Ambassador Garvelink also discussed the need to “focus on women to achieve lasting, measureable results.”

Administration statements in observance of World Malaria Day

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 President’s Malaria Initiative’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.

Administration releases the “Lantos-Hyde United States Government Malaria Strategy”

The strategy outlines the goals, targets, and interventions that will guide the USG malaria programs from 2009-2014. The strategy provides details on the role of USG malaria programs in the Global Health Initiative (GHI), including the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), and aims to reduce the impact of malaria by focusing on Africa, incorporating a woman-centered approach, limiting the spread of drug resistant malaria, integrating with other health interventions, strengthening health systems, and linking U.S. government efforts to host-country strategies.

S.Res. 499 – A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of World Malaria Day, and reaffirming United States leadership and support for efforts to combat malaria as a critical component of the President’s Global Health Initiative

Among other things, the resolution states the Senate “supports the goals and ideals of World Malaria Day” and “reaffirms the goals and commitments to combat malaria in the Tom Lantos and Henry J. Hyde United States Global Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Reauthorization Act of 2008 (Public Law 110-293).”

State Department official comments on global health and food security during remarks honoring “Africa Day”

During remarks honoring the 47th anniversary of the founding of the Organization of African Unity (Africa Day), Johnnie Carson, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs stated that in “the public health sector, we remain committed to working side-by-side with African governments and civil society to ensure that quality treatment, prevention, and care are easily accessible to communities throughout Africa.” He also discussed several U.S. government initiatives that work to improve health in Africa including Feed the Future, the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS relief (PEPFAR), and the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI).

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.”

State Department releases fact sheet titled “The U.S. Record on Financing for Development in 2009″

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.