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Global Consultation and Support for Infection Prevention and Control Implementation
Senin, August 6, 2018

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[Greetings]

Thank you for inviting me to the opening program of the Global Consultation and Support for Infection Prevention and Control Implementation.

I am here representing the United States Agency for International Development, popularly known as USAID. USAID is the lead U.S. government agency for international development and disaster assistance.

Tuberculosis, or TB, is the ninth leading cause of death worldwide. In 2016, over 10 million people fell ill with TB and more than half of these were found in five countries represented today: India, Indonesia, China, the Philippines and Pakistan.

The U.S. government provides leadership to end TB transmission worldwide, in collaboration with global, national and local initiatives. A key element of the U.S. Global TB strategy is to prevent TB progression through rapid diagnosis of active TB cases and prompt initiation of treatment.

The U.S. Global TB strategy also responds to the threat of drug-resistant TB, which results in significant loss of human life and brings economic damage.

Jumat, August 3, 2018 - 10:00am

Acting DG Toni, Representatives of the Department of Social Services, and all workshop organizers and participants, good morning. It is a pleasure to join you for in opening this event. It is another milestone in the U. S. Agency for International Development’ partnership with the government of South Africa and its Department for Social Development in pursuit of the millennial goals for curbing HIVAIDS.

Jumat, Juli 27, 2018 - 3:00pm

 

Ambassador Delawie – thank you for your kind words and more importantly, your leadership and unwavering support to USAID, which enables us to achieve our development mission.  To our DCM Colleen, you are a helpful counselor and I value your advice.  To Brock, Margot, and Gretchen, thank you for your wisdom and guidance, for always having our back and a warm embrace to all my wonderful colleagues in E&E.  But I have to save my warmest embrace to Jim and am so happy that you are at my swearing-in.

Jumat, Juli 27, 2018 - 9:00am

On behalf of the U.S. government and Ambassador Malac, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Government of Uganda, and specifically the Ministry of Health and local government, for being here today.  I am honoured to join you in celebrating USAID’s renewal of partnerships in support for healthy outcomes in the Lango region.  Together, we are stronger in our commitment to address challenges in the Lango sub-region and put forth coordinated solutions to improve Lango’s health systems. Though we are here to celebrate this launch, I also want to express our condolences regarding the losses of esteemed leaders in Lira mentioned earlier.

Kamis, Juli 19, 2018 - 1:45am

On behalf of the United States Government, thank you all for joining us to launch these training efforts, which mark an important step forward in addressing gender-based violence and supporting safe learning environments. Gender-based violence remains a grave reality for countless women and youth in Tanzania and around the world, affecting victims regardless of socioeconomic status or background.

Senin, Juli 16, 2018 - 4:45am

The USAID Oceans and Fisheries Partnership was designed to promote transnational collaboration to address illegal, unregulated and unsustainable fishing.  And it’s clear from the participation and commitment from everyone gathered here today that you have made that goal a reality.  

Kamis, Juli 12, 2018 - 10:00am

On behalf of the U.S. Government, I am delighted to be here.  I would first like to say “Hongereni sana” to the Minister and his team for the commitment that has resulted in the National Chimpanzee Conservation Action Plan for Tanzania.

Senin, Juli 2, 2018 (All day)

To me, it’s really special that, with the help of this USAID grant, we are laying the cornerstone for this new hospital this year – 2018 – an auspicious year in which we celebrate 200 years of Thai-U.S. friendship. For America’s short history, 200 years is a long, long time – making Thailand one of our oldest friends.

Jumat, Juni 29, 2018 - 10:30am

Let me start by thanking our hosts from the Government of Zambia, specifically the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Agriculture, and the Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry as well as ZAMACE by helping putting this together, as well as any other agencies that have helped make this seminar not only stimulating, but also productive and enjoyable.

Jumat, Juni 22, 2018 - 8:45pm

We at USAID believe that education serves as a driver for development and poverty reduction. Education is transformational for individuals and societies. It creates pathways to better health, economic growth, a sustainable environment, and peaceful, democratic societies.

Kamis, Juni 21, 2018 - 8:45pm

Since USAID’s Mindanao Youth for Development project, more commonly known simply as MYDev, started in 2013, we have seen the commitment and dedication of everyone in this room to improve the future of at-risk, vulnerable, out-of-school youth in your communities.

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