U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ambassador Susan E. Rice today said United States remains largest single donor for HIV/AIDS initiative.
Ms. Rice, said she was very proud to speak on behalf of the United States at the High Level session that is underway on HIV/AIDS. She underscored the United States leadership role from the very beginning until now and the fight against HIV/AIDS.
“The United States was a founding donor to the Global Fund for HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria. We remain its largest single donor. We contribute over 58% of the national bilateral funds to the global fight against HIV/AIDS.”-Ms. Rice
Ms. Rice reported that as today, some 3.2 million people are alive because of PEPFAR and the role that it is playing in providing lifesaving treatment around the world and particularly in Africa.
“It is not every day that we have the opportunity to give the attention to the pandemic that it deserves. It has claimed millions, 25 million lives, and an extraordinary number of people are still being infected every day.”-Ms. Rice
Ms. Rice stated that the United States, under President Obama’s leadership, will continue the work that began under the Bush Administration. She said it has intensified it through the President’s Global Health Initiative