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Office of the Spokesperson
September 19, 2017
Today, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson released the new U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Strategy for Accelerating HIV/AIDS Epidemic Control (2017-2020), which reaffirms U.S. support for HIV/AIDS efforts in more than 50 countries, ensuring access to services by all populations, including the most vulnerable and at-risk groups.
I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
The United States announces more than $31 million in additional life-saving humanitarian assistance for refugees from Burundi, Congolese refugees living in Burundi, and others in Burundi who are food insecure. This new funding brings the total U.S. humanitarian assistance for the regional response to the Burundi crisis to more than $86 million since the start of the crisis in 2015.
This MOP presents a detailed implementation plan to be implemented with FY 2016 funds in Zambia. This document reviews the current status of malaria control policies and interventions, describes progress to date, identifies challenges and unmet needs, and describes planned activities under PMI.
Office of the Spokesperson
September 20, 2014
Secretary of State John Kerry delivered keynote remarks yesterday morning at the second Frontiers in Development Forum convened by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
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.
Lusaka. January 19, 2012.
LUSAKA – Increasing smallholder farmers’ access to agricultural markets improves household incomes and nutrition, as well as Zambia’s economy as a whole. With this aim, the United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), joins OLAM International, Wildlife Conservation Society, General Mills, and the Royal Norwegian Embassy in the Better Life Alliance. Community Markets for Conservation (COMACO), a Zambian non-profit company, will implement the Better Life Alliance.
Burundi is a constitutional republic with an elected government and a population of 8.6 million. From May to September, the country held elections for all public offices, including the first direct presidential elections since 1993. Following the May 25 Communal Council elections, which the international community characterized as generally free and fair, a coalition of 12 opposition parties alleged massive fraud and called for the annulment of the results and new elections.
Malaria prevention and control is a major foreign assistance objective of the U.S. Government (USG). In May 2009, President Barack Obama announced the Global Health Initiative (GHI), a six-year, comprehensive effort to reduce the burden of disease and promote healthy communities and families around the world.
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
The Senator Paul Simon Water for the Poor Act of 2005 (the WfP Act) was signed into law on December …
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.
President's Malaria Initiative expands to eight more countries
By Jeffrey Thomas
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.
President recaps successes, outlines next steps
The following fact sheet was released by the White House as a companion document to President Bush's 2007 State of the Union Address:
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USAID programs help thousands move out of city slums, Senate told
Ambassador-designate Carmen Martinez testifies before Senate committee
Zambia is making "slow but steady progress toward economic and political reform" and "is a prime candidate for participation in the Millennium Challenge Account," the U.S. ambassador-designate to that country, Carmen M.
Malaria is "highly treatable and preventable," President Bush told an audience in Washington June 30, as he announced an increase in U.S. funding for malaria prevention and treatment of more than $1.2 billion over five years.
Explorer Kingsley Holgate to distribute bed nets, anti-malarial products
Washington - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced June 16 its support of South African explorer Kingsley Holgate's "African Rainbow Expedition" to prevent malaria.
Warming of Indian and Atlantic oceans changes African monsoons
A new analysis of Africa's past and future climate shows that the Sahel region -- which experienced catastrophic drought in the 1990s, before the rains returned -- could experience wetter monsoons for decades to come. Drought across southern Africa is projected to intensify.
According to a press release from the U.S.