I am proud to serve as the Assistant Administrator for Global Health, where I’ve often remarked that I feel like a kid in a candy store when I think about all of the important work going on at USAID, especially in global health.
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This year, the International AIDS Society (IAS) is hosting the 19th International AIDS Conference, which takes place in Washington, DC, from July 22–27. Learn more about USAID activities at the International AIDS Conference.
As South Sudan celebrates the first anniversary of its independence on July 9, the new nation is taking stock of what it has accomplished over the past year. After suffering through civil war for most of its history (since before Sudan’s independence from the United Kingdom in 1956), South Sudan remains one of the world’s […]
The 65th World Health Assembly (WHA) took place in Geneva and reflected on a decade of progress in global health, particularly in maternal and child health, uncertainty in the current economic climate, new challenges like non-communicable diseases and a sense of urgency to improve health systems. Dr. Margaret Chan was elected for a second five-year […]
My most vivid early childhood memory is waking up to excruciating pain in my throat, and seeing the goldfish swimming in the aquarium of the pediatric surgical ward. Although penicillin had been discovered 30 years earlier, doctors had not learned yet that treating “strep throats” with penicillin was better than operating. I didn’t need the […]
During my recent visit to Yemen I had the opportunity to view many of the ways in which USAID is supporting development in the country. I was particularly impressed by USAID’s successful effort to provide local communities with basic medical services. Yemen faces many challenges, but few are as daunting as providing medical care to […]
USAID’s health research strategy (PDF) includes assessing health conditions in developing countries and developing, testing, adapting, and introducing appropriate products and interventions within the context of strengthening local health systems. See that strategy in action in this new video from Global Health Technologies Coalition about our health research and development work in Kenya. Watch this video on YouTube.
Our weekly feature highlighting events at USAID Missions around the globe. In Tanzania, on World AIDS Day, Former President George W. Bush and his family visited sites in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The highlight of their site visits was observing an innovative HIV prevention intervention funded by USAID that takes place in Tanzanian beauty salons. Former President Bush […]