Panel: Transforming Global Health through Evidence and Partnerships

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White House Summit on Global Development - July 20, 2016

This session highlighted the progress made toward improving global health and chart a course forward for the years ahead. The Obama Administration significantly expanded the Bush Administration's global health initiatives to fight AIDS and malaria, while also making dramatic progress toward ending maternal and child deaths. Through the President's Malaria Initiative, PEPFAR and the contribution to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, the U.S. government has become the largest donor to global malaria and HIV/AIDS efforts. Over the past 15 years, deaths among children under the age of 5 declined by 65 percent, averting an estimated 6.2 million deaths. The President's Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) now supports more than 9.5 million people on antiretroviral treatment and has resulted in more than 1.5 million babies born HIV-free. And, between 2009-2015, efforts to end child and maternal deaths have resulted in 4.6 million lives saved.

Moderator: Ambassador Susan Rice, Assistant to the President and National Security Advisor

Panelists: Michelle Nunn, CEO, CARE USA
Dr. Kent Brantly, Medical Missions Advisor, Samaritan’'s Purse
Pape Gaye, President and Chief Executive Officer, IntraHealth International

Last updated: June 11, 2021

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