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Speeches and Testimony

Speeches

Speech

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

 

Thank you Program Director, Shabana Farooqi

Good morning and thank you for the opportunity to be here today on behalf of USAID to launch the five year Global Health Supply Chain program.

This program was awarded to PricewaterhouseCoopers to continue providing supply chain systems strengthening support to the government through PEPFAR, with the ultimate goal of expanding health coverage and achieving an AIDS-free generation.

The conceptualization and design of this project has been a partnership between the Department of Health and USAID. For that, I’d like to thank Gavin Steel, Chief Director: Sector wide Procurement and his team for availing themselves and investing their time in providing the strategic vision, and on-boarding the new project over the past few months.

It is only through this close partnership that we can hope to ensure the sustained availability of medicine for the largest antiretroviral program in the world.

Speech

Friday, November 25, 2016

Innovation is a hallmark of U.S. assistance in the health sector and this is an innovative and vibrant approach to increase HIV testing and support the 90-90-90 strategy. I am confident that our partnerships can help generate further innovations to benefit our health objectives. I’m proud that USAID through PEPFAR, has been a strong partner with South Africa in the fight against HIV and we will continue to partner because, despite great success, there is still much to do. Once again I applaud the South African Government for their commitment to the fight against HIV.

Speech

Thursday, November 17, 2016

I’ll begin by thanking Minister Aaron Motsoaledi and his team at the Department of Health for inviting me to give a message of support on behalf of USAID and the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief; better known to most of you as PEPFAR. It is an honor for me to join you today to mark World Prematurity Day.  Maternal and child health is a significant focus of the U.S. government throughout Southern Africa.  USAID works closely with many South African partners on maternal and child HIV prevention and care and treatment programs, with a strong emphasis on reducing mother to child transmission, and safeguarding orphans and vulnerable children.

Speech

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

As we have already heard this morning, South Africa is burdened by one of the most severe TB epidemics in the world. Additionally, South Africa has the greatest burden of HIV-infected individuals - and the TB and HIV epidemics are fueling each other.

Speech

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

I am honored and humbled, to be here with you on the anniversary of such a catastrophic event. Thank you for allowing me to pay my respects and solemnly represent the people of the United States. 

Speech

Monday, May 27, 2013

I would like to thank the Honorable Minister Bathabile Dlamini for the opportunity to participate in this important conference and to highlight how essential it is for children and youth who are affected by HIV and AIDS to continue being a priority in our efforts to mitigate the effects of HIV and AIDS. The U.S. Government and the American people, through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (or PEPFAR), are proud to be in partnership with the Department of Social Development in supporting this groundbreaking conference. We believe in the power of partnership and this conference has been a true partnership.

No generation is spared the catastrophic consequences of the AIDS pandemic. From newborn babies of HIV-positive mothers to elderly caregivers, the disease does not discriminate. One of the most tragic consequences is the toll on our children.

Last updated: July 13, 2017

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