Administrator Samantha Power’s Meeting with Mark Suzman Chief Executive Officer of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

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For Immediate Release

Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Office of Press Relations
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The below is attributable to Spokesperson Rebecca Chalif:‎

On January 11, 2022, Administrator Samantha Power met with Chief Executive Officer of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), Mark Suzman. The two discussed the recently announced whole-of-government effort, the Initiative for Global Vaccine Access (Global VAX), to accelerate vaccine delivery and administration. They also discussed USAID and BMGF’s coordinated work to deliver critical oxygen resources to those in need as well as efforts to encourage donors to support plans to increase oxygen resources.

Administrator Power and Mark Suzman discussed their joint efforts to accelerate action towards U.S. government climate commitments launched at COP26, including a focus on agriculture and adaptation, gender-responsive climate programs, and women and girls’ engagement. Finally, they discussed continued efforts to eradicate polio around the world.

Last updated: January 14, 2022

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