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27 Feb 2014 description
Secretary's Preface

Introduction

20 Jun 2013 description

Washington, D.C. – In a fitting tribute to the success of the PEPFAR (the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief) program, Secretary Kerry announced today that the one-millionth baby will be born HIV-free this month due to PEPFAR-supported prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) programs. At an event marking PEPFAR’s tenth anniversary, the Secretary also stated that there are thirteen countries at the programmatic “tipping point” in their AIDS epidemic.

26 Sep 2012 description

In honor of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves’ second anniversary, the United States is pleased to announce that total investment in support of the Alliance and clean cookstoves has reached up to $114 million. This investment represents a nearly $10 million increase over the past year and will help the Alliance achieve its goal of enabling 100 million homes to adopt clean and efficient stoves and fuels by 2020.

30 Jun 2009 description

RESULTS AT A GLANCE, FY 2008

- The United States obligated more than $1 billion in support of water and sanitation

- More than $815 million was obligated to improve access to safe drinking water and sanitation and promote hygiene in 95 countries worldwide

- Investments in all water and sanitation activities in Sub-Saharan Africa reached more than $648 million

- USAID's drinking water and sanitation for 7.7 million and 6.3 million people, respectively

Executive Summary

The Senator Paul Simon Water for the Poor Act of 2005 (the WfP Act) was signed into law on December …

30 Jun 2008 description

Executive Summary

President George W. Bush signed the Senator Paul Simon Water for the Poor Act of 2005 (the WfP Act) into law on December 1, 2005. The Act requires the Secretary of State, in consultation with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and other U.S. Government agencies, to develop and implement a strategy "to provide affordable and equitable access to safe water and sanitation in developing countries" within the context of sound water resources management.

02 May 2008 description

President says new 2009 funds needed to deal with global food crisis

By Kathryn McConnell

13 Sep 2007 description

Holistic approach built on food security can stabilize postwar societies

By David McKeeby

30 Jun 2007 description

Executive Summary

1. Introduction

President Bush signed the Senator Paul Simon Water for the Poor Act of 2005 (the Act) on December 1, 2005. The Act sets out as a central goal the provision of affordable and equitable access to safe water and sanitation in developing countries as a key component of U.S. foreign assistance programs. It requires the Secretary of State, in consultation with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and other U.S.

20 Apr 2005 description

Natsios cites Haiti, Sudan, Ethiopia, Afghanistan as "critically" important

By Berta Gomez, Washington File Staff Writer

Washington - U.S. assistance to fragile or crisis-prone countries needs to be faster and more flexible, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Andrew Natsios says.

"We want more flexibility; we want to be able to move more rapidly" to help countries facing crisis or rapid change, Natsios said in April 20 testimony before a Foreign Operations panel of the House Appropriations Committee.

05 May 2004 description

Tobias returns from meetings in three focus countries

By Charlene Porter, Washington File Staff Writer

Washington - Global AIDS Coordinator Randall Tobias reports that people in 14 focus countries are already receiving help and treatment as a result of the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), a major initiative that received its first funding from the U.S. Congress just months ago.

Tobias noted this progress upon his return from an April 20-May 1 tour of three African nations involved in the program.