MultiVu Digital Center Feed: Dr. Shah, USAID Administrator Defines Goals of the Administration's Global Health Initiative.
DATELINE/CITY: June 29, 2010 – Washington, DC
STORY SUMMARY: Dr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development delivers remarks on global health policy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies
CLIP CONTAINING 4 SOUNDBITES (TRT: 2:34)
Soundbite #1 – Rajiv Shah, Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development
Summary: Dr. Shah explains the costs associated with the Administration's plan for the Global Health Initiative.
Verbatim: The Administration's initiative is about helping partner countries achieve major advances in health by working smarter, by building on past successes, and by making some tough decisions. To achieve these advances, the GHI will invest $63 billion to this end. That's more than double the amount we spent on health during the preceding six years and a significant commitment of resources during a very difficult fiscal time. Through integration and efficiency, we will be very focused on getting more value for saving millions of lives, additional lives worldwide.
TRT: 42 seconds
Soundbite #2 – Rajiv Shah, Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development
Summary: Dr. Shah says the Global Health Initiative is focused on patients, not just the diseases.
Verbatim: The Global Health Initiative is therefore about the patient, not just the disease. The initiative will enable country-led health programs to be smarter, more efficient and more effective. It will support sustainable community-based health systems that are appropriately staffed and stocked to deliver a broad range of health services and to reach back into more formal health systems when necessary.
TRT: 25 seconds
Soundbite #3 – Rajiv Shah, Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development
Summary : Dr. Shah explains the range of tropical diseases the Global Health Initiative will focus on.
Verbatim: GHI will expand proven treatment and prevention strategies in TB, HIV, malaria, and a range of neglected tropical diseases. But it also expands what works in nutrition, in hygiene, in sanitation, in family planning, and in maternal and child health. All of those areas statistically have been under-invested in through the last decade of increased global health investment.
TRT: 25 seconds
Soundbite #4 – Rajiv Shah, Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development
Summary: Administrator says Global Health Initiative will focus on country ownership, including all countries, not just the U.S.
Verbatim: The GHI will focus on country ownership. The GHI recognizes that the U.S. can simply not do this alone. President Obama, Secretary Clinton, and the American public are deeply committed to saving lives around the world. But for the global needs for HIV/AIDS, for maternal and child health, for family planning and immunization are genuine global responsibilities that require a full global response. Every government, every bilateral donor, every multilateral alliance like GAVI or the Global Fund, every community from the American taxpayer to a Uganda village must take greater ownership for this challenge.
TRT: 34 seconds
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