DATELINE CITY: 16 August 2010 / Washington, D.C.
FORMAT: Soundbites (5)
STORY SUMMARY: Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton remarks on "The Global Health Initiative: The Next Phase of American Leadership in Health Around The World," at Johns Hopkins University.
RESOURCES Video available at http://thedigitalcenter.com/projects/2345-secretary-of-state-hillary-rodham-clinton-says-us-investing-63-billion-to-support-next-phase-of-administrations-global-health-initiative-to-improve-health-care-worldwide
SOUNDBITES (5) No B-ROLL:
Soundbite (1) Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton
Summary: Secretary Clinton unveils the new approach to the Global Health Initiative which builds on present programs and helps countries to improve health care on their own.
IN: "Today on behalf of the Obama Administration I'd like to share with you the next chapter in America's work in health worldwide. It's called the Global Health Initiative (GHI) for short and it represents a new approach informed by a new thinking and aimed at a new goal to save the greatest possible number of lives both by increasing our existing health programs and by building upon them to help countries develop their own capacity to improve the health of their own people." (RT- :38)
Soundbite (2) Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton
Summary: Secretary Clinton says the Global Health Initiative will help strengthen developing countries.
IN: "We invest in Global Health to strengthen fragile or failing states. We have seen the devastating impact of AIDS on countries stripped of their farmers, teachers, soldiers, health workers, and other professionals. As well as the millions of orphaned and vulnerable children left behind whose needs far exceed what any government agency can provide." (RT- :26)
Soundbite (3) Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton
Summary: Secretary Clinton says U.S. investment in global health is good public diplomacy
IN: "We invest in global health as a tool of public diplomacy. For millions of people worldwide the prevention, treatment or care that the United States makes possible is their main experience of us as a country and a people, and it can be a very powerful one. Giving people a chance at a long and healthy life or helping protect their children from disease conveys as much about our values as any state visit or strategic dialogue ever could. And we invest in global health as a clear and direct expression of our compassion." (RT- :39)
Soundbite (4) Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton
Summary: Secretary Clinton announces U.S. increase to $63 Billion for Global Health Initiative
IN: "The United States is investing $63 billion, first to sustain and strengthen our existing health programs and second to build upon those programs and take their work to the next level by collaborating with governments, organizations, civil society groups and individuals to help broaden the improvements in public health that we can expect. We're shifting our focus from solving problems one at a time, to serving people by considering more fully the circumstances of their lives and ensuring they can get the care they need most over the course of their lifetimes." (RT- :42)
Soundbite (5) Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton
Summary: Secretary Clinton says Obama Administration's Global AIDS effort raised more than $5 billion, making U.S. largest investment worldwide in the fight against Global AIDS.
IN: "Under the Global Health Initiative we will continue PEPFAR success by increasing its funding. In 2008 funding for PEPFAR was $5 billion. For 2011 President Obama has requested more than $5.7 billion -- the largest amount any country has ever invested in the fight against Global AIDS. And we are raising our goal for treatment. Through the Global Health Initiative we seek to directly support treatment for more than 4 million people worldwide, more than double that received the treatment during the first five years of PEPFAR. We are raising our goal for care to more than 12 million people including 5 million orphans and vulnerable children. And we are raising our goal for prevention. Through the Global Health Initiative we aim to prevent 12 million new HIV infections. To do that we are embracing a more comprehensive approach and expanding on what works. We are moving beyond ABC, Abstinence, Be Faithful, and consistent and correct use of condoms to an A to Z approach to prevention. Because we need to use every tool we have -- the full combination of medical, behavioral, and structural intervention." (RT- 1:22)
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