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Emerging Infectious Diseases and HIV/AIDS

Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs

Logo of OES Bureau - globe of world against multicolored background U.S. national interests are affected in four ways:
bullet it is a challenge to health and economic productivity;
bullet it is a danger to economic development and political stability abroad;
bullet there are potential dangers of bio-terrorism; and
bullet there is the necessity of enhanced preparedness to safeguard the U.S. and the global community again the threat of infectious diseases.
     We can no longer address infectious disease issues as the subject of foreign assistance alone but must instead look at them as issues on the foreign policy agenda. Our chiefs of mission at embassies and consulates as well as our policymakers here at headquarters must take these issues to the heart of their discussions with national leaders at the highest levels.

Press Releases, Remarks, and Testimony | Negotiations | Agreements | Reports | Related Sites |
Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases

World AIDS Day -- December 1, 2000

bullet President Clinton's remarks at Howard University (12/1/00)
bullet World AIDS Day: A Presidential Proclamation
bullet Statement by Secretary Albright
bullet Fact Sheet: The U.S. Government and Global HIV/AIDS
bullet Fact Sheet:The U.S. Department of State and the Global Fight Against HIV/AIDS: A Chronology
bullet U.S. Leaders Speaking About Worldwide AIDS

Press Releases, Remarks, and Testimony

bullet Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright. Remarks at Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission Clinic, Old Naledi Neighborhood, Gaborone, Botswana (12/11/00)
bullet Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright. Remarks to Women's Roundtable, Cape Town, South Africa (12/8/00)
bullet Remarks at Marie Claire Reception for Women Foreign Ministers. Statement by Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright and Text of Female Foreign Ministers' Letter to Koffi Annan on HIV-AIDS (9/11/00)
bullet Excerpt on Health from G-8 Communique Okinawa 2000. (7/23/00)
bullet HIV and the Family. Keynote Address by Ambassador Delano Lewis at XIII International AIDS Conference (7/13/00)
bullet Press statement on U.S. Draft Security Council Resolution on HIV/AIDS. (7/7/00)
bullet Preventing AIDS: An Investment in Global Prosperity. Testimony by Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers (4/11/00)
bullet EU-U.S. Statement on Accelerated Action in HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis in Africa. (3/31/00)
bullet Statement on HIV/AIDS. Submitted to the House Committee on Banking and Financial Services by Richard Holbrooke, U.S. Ambassador to the UN (3/8/00)
bullet U.N. Security Council Session on AIDS in Africa. Remarks by Vice President Gore (1/10/00)
bullet U.S. International HIV/AIDS Activities. Fact sheet (11/30/99)
bullet World AIDS Day 1999. Statement by Secretary of State Albright (11/30/99)
bullet Roundtable on HIV/AIDS. Remarks by Under Secretary Loy (5/26/99)
bullet Press statement on U.S. International Response To HIV/AIDS. (3/16/99)
bullet World AIDS Day 1998. Statement by Secretary of State Albright (12/1/98)
bullet Political Will in the Response to the AIDS Pandemic. Remarks by Melinda Kimble, Acting Assistant Secretary (6/25/98)
bullet Emerging Infectious Diseases Are a National Security Challenge to the United States. Remarks by Wendy Sherman, Counselor to the Department of State (3/25/98)
bullet World AIDS Day 1997. Statement by Secretary of State Albright (12/1/97)
bullet U.S.-EU Transatlantic Agenda creates Task Force on Communicable Diseases (6/12/96)
bullet Joint Communique: Conference on Emerging Diseases, U.S.-Japan Cooperative Medical Science Program (7/28/96)
bullet U.S. Statement on report of Japan's Escherichia coli O157:H7 finding. U.S. Embassy, Tokyo (8/28/96)

International Negotiations

As part of a U.S. Government strategy to improve the health of U.S. citizens and to stem the spread of infectious diseases worldwide, the EID Program represents the U.S. in international bilateral and multilateral negotiations on issues of emerging infectious diseases and HIV/AIDS. The following are:
bullet U.S. - European Union Summit
bullet U.S. - European Union New Transatlantic Agenda Update
bullet U.S. - European Union New Transatlantic Agenda Senior Level Report
bullet U.S. - Japan Common Agenda
bullet Asia - Pacific Economic Cooperation

International Agreements

Each federal agency must consult with the Department of State before concluding any new agreements with other nations. The Department is coordinating the following agreements with other U.S. agencies:
bullet Agreement between the Government of Ghana and the Government of the United States of America: Cooperation in Malaria Research (4/30/96).
bullet Agreement between the United States of America and the European Union: The Mutual Recognition of Regulatory Systems Covering Good Manufacturing Practices (12/31/96).
bullet Agreement between the United States of America and the European Community: Mutual recognition of Regulatory Systems Covering Medical Devices (2/6/97).


bullet 1999 U.S. International Response To HIV/AIDS (3/16/99).

bullet Report on Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases (9/95) articulates a set of U.S. international objectives to combat the global threat of emerging infectious diseases and a set of actions aimed at meeting those objectives. The Report offers concrete steps for global cooperation to establish a worldwide infectious disease surveillance and response system.
bullet 1995 United States International Strategy on HIV/AIDS (7/95).

Related Organizations and Agency Sites

U.S. Government

bullet Agency for International Development
bullet National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
bullet Department of Agriculture:
Indent -- Food Safety Inspection Service
Indent -- Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
bullet Department of Defense, Health Affairs
bullet Department of Health and Human Services:
Indent -- HIV/AIDS Treatment Information Service (ATIS)
Indent -- The Office of Public Health and Science
bullet Department of Justice
bullet Food and Drug Administration
bullet Immigration and Naturalization Service
bullet Destination: Earth, National Aeronautic and Space Administration
bullet National Institutes of Health:
Indent -- Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
Indent -- Division of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Indent -- Fogarty International Center
Indent -- Guide to NIH HIV/AIDS Information Services
Indent -- National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
bullet Office of Global Programs, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
bullet Peace Corps
bullet The White House:
Indent -- Office of National AIDS Policy
Indent -- Office of Science and Technology Policy

Non-U.S. Government

bullet AIDS Education Global Information System
bullet Best of the Net
bullet The Body: an AIDS and HIV Information Resource
bullet XIII International AIDS Conference
bullet UNAIDS -- Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS
bullet World Health Organization

For additional information, contact the Emerging Infectious Diseases Program, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, 2201 C Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20520.

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