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Speeches and Testimony



Tuesday, March 24, 2015


Good morning and thank you on behalf of the United States Government for the opportunity to participate in today’s event. 

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.

As such, TB and HIV co-infection remains a priority focus for the U.S. Government, through PEPFAR, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, as implemented by USAID and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC from the American people.  

The U.S. Government supports South Africa’s National TB Control Program, both directly through PEPFAR and other activities, and indirectly through our funding to the Global Fund and WHO.  


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. 


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: November 12, 2015

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