By Terri Moon Cronk
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18, 2016 — The 400 service members who took part in humanitarian relief efforts following Hurricane Matthew’s wrath in Haiti are expected to return home in a couple of days, Navy Admiral Kurt W. Tidd, commander of U.S. Southern Command, told reporters at the Pentagon today.
“We were told to prepare for a two-week mission and I think that looks like it is going to be a pretty accurate timeline,” Tidd said of Joint Task Force-Matthew relief work conducted out of Port-au-Prince.
L’Ambassadeur américain Peter Mulrean et le Directeur Général du Ministère de la Santé Publique, Gabriel Timothé, visitent la Clinique Communautaire de Martissant, et distribuent des kits de prévention contre le Zika à des femmes enceintes Dans la matinée du vendredi 2 septembre 2016, l’Ambassadeur des Etats-Unis en Haïti, Monsieur Peter Mulrean, et le directeur général du Ministère de la Santé Publique et de la Population (MSPP), le Dr. Gabriel Timothé, ont visité la Clinique Communautaire de Martissant qui est supportée par l’Agence Américaine pour le Développement International (USAID).
Today, I am pleased to announce that the United States is committing up to $4.3 billion through 2019 to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, subject to Congressional appropriations. We are committing to match one dollar for every two dollars in pledges made by other donors through September 30th, 2017.
At 23 months old, Lucy Buoy weighed 11 pounds—just half the normal weight for a child of her age. Within only 2 months, however, her weight doubled, thanks to a Feed the Future-supported program run by a civil society organization that focuses on nutrition during the 1,000 days between a woman's pregnancy and her child's second birthday.
Lucy, though she had no other health conditions, was prone to illness because she was undernourished. The Community Support Initiative-Tanzania (COSITA) was called in to help after being notified that Lucy was not well.
Summary: How investment can provide critical growth in countries recently affected by Ebola.
On behalf of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, the development finance institution of the United States, I recently led a delegation of investors to Liberia and Sierra Leone.
Our aim, in both of these post-Ebola nations, was multifaceted.
Coordinating with the government of Puerto Rico to help combat the virus, which puts thousands of pregnant women at risk
Today, Secretary of State John Kerry announced in Kyiv that the United States is providing nearly $23 million in additional U.S. humanitarian assistance to help thousands of vulnerable people affected by the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine. This announcement brings the total of U.S. humanitarian assistance since the start of the crisis to more than $135 million.
To capture critical lessons from the Ebola epidemic of 2014–2016, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) asked CNA to convene an independent panel of public health, healthcare, emergency response, and communication experts to review the Department’s international and domestic responses. This report summarizes the Independent Panel’s assessment of HHS’s challenges—and, where appropriate, challenges facing the broader U.S. government—and presents recommendations for addressing future urgent public health threats.
To accelerate development of a Zika vaccine, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) will begin developing a vaccine using its Center for Innovation in Advanced Development and Manufacturing (CIADM) in Baltimore, Maryland.
International effort aims to prevent infections from Zika and other emerging diseases
To aid Brazil in developing a vaccine to protect people from Zika virus infection, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will join the World Health Organization (WHO) and international public health groups in providing funding and technical assistance to Brazil’s Butantan Institute, a biomedical research center and Brazilian government partner.
Today, HHS Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced $5 million in funding to 20 health centers in Puerto Rico to further combat the Zika virus disease. Health centers will use this funding to expand voluntary family planning services, including contraceptive services, outreach and education, and to hire more staff.
International Women’s day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women around the world. Here’s a snapshot of some of the ways OPIC-supported projects are helping the world’s women.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today announced that it is arranging and funding shipments of blood products from the continental United States to Puerto Rico to ensure an adequate supply of safe blood for island residents as the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico experiences active mosquito-borne Zika transmission. The first batch of blood products arrived in Puerto Rico on Saturday, March 5.
Antibody Isolated from Ebola Survivor Can Advance to Clinical Trials
By Staff Sgt. Alexander Riedel
NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS -- Military members from six nations joined together for a humanitarian assistance and disaster relief deployment throughout the region of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Feb. 14-18.
The deployment is part of Cope North 16, a multilateral exercise, including the U.S. Air Force and air forces from across the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.
Dushanbe, Tajikistan, February 11 , 2016 – The United States government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), announced a new health and nutrition program that will operate in western Khatlon Province. U.S. Ambassador Elisabeth Millard, Deputy of Khatlon Khukumat Mahfirat Khidirzoda, and First Deputy Minister of Health and Social Protection of the Republic of Tajikistan Saida Umarzoda officially opened the new Feed the Future.
USAID’s new activity will optimize the power of health communication to transform Ethiopia’s public health system
Since late last year, the Administration has been aggressively working to combat Zika, a virus primarily spread by mosquitoes that has recently been linked to birth defects and other concerning health outcomes. The Federal Government has been monitoring the Zika virus and working with our domestic and international public health partners to alert healthcare providers and the public about Zika; provide public health laboratories with diagnostic tests; and detect and report cases both domestically and internationally.
Secretary Kerry announced today that the United States is providing nearly $601 million in additional life-saving humanitarian assistance for those affected by the war in Syria. This new funding brings U.S. humanitarian assistance in response to this conflict to more than $5.1 billion since the start of the crisis. Secretary Kerry also announced more than $290 million in U.S. development assistance for education to Jordan and Lebanon.