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Ambassador Goosby to host second PEPFAR Scientific Advisory Board Meeting

U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Ambassador Eric Goosby will host the second meeting of the Scientific Advisory Board of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).  The meeting will “include an update on PEPFAR-funded evaluations, discussion about policy related to the recent studies treatment for prevention, and recommendations to the Ambassador on the future direction of evaluation and research within PEPFAR.”

The meeting will be held from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on September 14th and 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM on September 15th at the House of Sweden Event Center, 2900 K Street NW, Washington, DC.  Register for the event here.

CRS releases report on USAID’s global health programs and funding

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) released a report titled “USAID Global Health Programs: FY2001-FY2012 Request.” In addition to providing an overview of USAID’s role in U.S. global health assistance, the report summarizes USAID funding for global health efforts from FY2001 to FY2012, and highlights several budget related policy questions.

Statements and Resources from the Obama Administration on the UN High-Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS

In a statement commemorating the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) High-Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS, President Barack Obama described the U.S. commitment to combat HIV/AIDS through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), increased support for the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, and the U.S. Global Health Initiative (GHI).  In remarks delivered during the High-Level Meeting, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Susan Rice, described PEPFAR’s commitments to combating HIV/AIDS through prevention of maternal-to-child transmission and highlighted the successes of the initiative.

The State Department released additional resources for the High-Level Meeting including a fact sheet and a press release describing the key elements of the global action plan to combat HIV and highlighting the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Ambassador Eric Goosby’s announcement  of U.S. pledge to contribute an additional $75 million for preventing mother-to-child transmission.

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Administration official provides remarks at UNAIDS Program Coordinating Board Meeting

During remarks at the 28th UNAIDS Program Coordinating Board Meeting, Principle Deputy Global AIDS Coordinator Deborah von Zinkernagel discussed the United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS and emphasized prevention, care, and treatment as “core pillars” of the U.S. response through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the Global Health Initiative (GHI).

Secretary Clinton’s statements and actions on global health issues during diplomatic trip to Zambia, Tanzania, and Ethiopia

During a seven day (June 8th – June 14th) diplomatic trip to United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.), Zambia, Tanzania, and Ethiopia, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton discussed U.S. efforts to combat food security through the Feed the Future (FtF) initiative, HIV/AIDS and gender-based violence (GBV) through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the U.S. Global Health Initiative (GHI), and the 1,000 Days Initiative. Secretary Clinton also announced increased funding for agricultural development and food security as well as nutritional programs in Tanzania, and an additional $15 million in PEPFAR funding for Zambia.

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Zambia

  • Read Secretary Clinton’s remarks with Zambian President Rupiah Banda where she discusses mother-to-child transmission of HIV. (June 10, 2011)
  • Read Secretary Clinton’s remarks at the University Teaching Hospital Paediatric Centre of Excellence where she announces additional PEPFAR funding. (June 11, 2011)

Tanzania

  • Read a State Department background briefing en route to Tanzania. (June 11, 2011)
  • Read Secretary Clinton’s announcement of food security and nutrition funding for Tanzania through FtF. (June 12, 2011)
  • Read Secretary Clinton’s remarks with Tanzanian Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda and Irish Deputy Prime Minister Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore at the High-Level Meeting on Nutrition and 1,000 Days Initiative. (June 12, 2011)
  • Read a State Department press release about Secretary Clinton’s remarks during a visit to Buguruni Health Center where she discusses PEPFAR, GBV, and the GHI. (June 12, 2011)
  • Read a State Department Dipnote blog post titled “Travel Diary: Secretary Clinton Visits Tanzania.” (June 12, 2011)
  • Read Secretary Clinton’s remarks with Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete where she discusses the U.S. commitment to address nutrition and food security, maternal and child health, HIV/AIDS, and sustainable development. (June 13, 2011) 
  • Read a State Department Dipnote blog post titled “Planting the Seeds To Feed the Future.” (June 14, 2011)
  • Read a State Department Dipnote blog post by U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Ambassador Eric Goosby, titled “Secretary Clinton Highlights U.S. Partnership in Fighting AIDS.” (June 16, 2011)

Ethiopia

  • Read Secretary Clinton’s remarks at the African Union where she discusses FtF and PEPFAR. (June 13, 2011)
AIDS at Thirty

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton released a statement commemorating the 30th Anniversary of HIV/AIDS and highlighted efforts of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the Global Health Initiative (GHI) to combat AIDS globally.

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Ambassador Goosby summarizes First Lady Obama’s trip to Africa and U.S. efforts to address HIV/AIDS through PEPFAR

In a White House blog post, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Ambassador Eric Goosby summarized First Lady Michelle Obama’s trip to Africa including a visit with African youth where she highlighted “the importance of youth leadership in fighting HIV/AIDS”. Ambassador Goosby also summarized U.S. efforts to address HIV/AIDS globally through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

GAO releases report on PEPFAR program planning and reporting

In a report titled “President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief: Program Planning and Reporting”, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), in response to legislative directives, “(1) described key procedures for planning and reporting on PEPFAR performance and (2) examined published PEPFAR performance plans and reports.”