WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, in Geneva, Switzerland at the World Health Assembly, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) signed the Global International Health Partnership (IHP+) Compact, joining more than fifty other countries and organizations committed to improving the health of people around the world and coordinating the delivery and monitoring of foreign assistance to global health programs. At the core of IHP+ are seven principles, including better coordination of aid, support for country-led plans, and transparency and mutual accountability of work.
USAID Assistant Administrator for Global Health Dr. Ariel Pablos-Mendez signed the compact on behalf of USAID. Dr. Margaret Chan, World Health Organization Director-General and World Bank President Dr. Jim Kim joined Dr. Pablos-Mendez at the signing ceremony.
During the ceremony Dr. Pablos-Mendez said, “USAID is supportive of the goals of IHP+ and we welcome opportunities to collaborate more effectively with countries and development partners in accelerating progress towards the Millennium Development Goals. USAID recognizes the importance of the Paris Declaration principles and believes IHP+ is an important vehicle for advancing these principles in the health sector.”
For more information about USAID’s commitment to aid effectiveness visit www.usaid.gov.
Last updated: December 11, 2013