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U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit 2014: Get the highlights and see USAID’s involvement

by Portal Web Editor last modified Aug 11, 2014 09:24 PM
Contributors: USAID
This week, President Obama welcomed leaders from across the African continent to the nation’s capital for a 3-day U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, the first such event of its kind. Since President Barack Obama took office in 2009, the U.S. Government has expanded efforts to save​ lives, improve ​​equity and elevate​ ​the well-being of populations globally, especially women. Investments in global health save lives and protect Americans at home and abroad; foreign assistance is both from and for the American people.

On Monday, August 4, USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah joined a signature side event hosted by the Honorable Sylvia Burwell, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, and co-moderated with the Honorable Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Foreign Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. The “Investing in Health: Investing in Africa’s Future” event highlighted a long-standing partnership and the importance of:

  1. Keeping the world safe and secure from infectious disease and emerging threats and challenges
  2. Achieving an AIDS-free generation
  3. Utilizing science and research to accelerate positive health outcomes
  4. Ending preventable child and maternal deaths
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