Heads of USAID, Global Fund & Others to Announce Innovative Partnership to Speed-up Delivery of Life-Saving Medicines to Developing World

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, May 15, 2013
USAID Press Office

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On May 16, 2013, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Rajiv Shah, Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Executive Director Mark Dybul, Swedish Ambassador for Global Health Anders Nordstrom, and UN Foundation President Kathy Calvin will announce an unprecedented new partnership that will be able to facilitate the delivery of healthcare supplies around the world more quickly, broadly, and cheaply than ever before.

Materials that could be distributed faster through this public-private partnership and innovative financial mechanism include bednets, contraceptives, polio vaccines, and other life-saving treatments.

The announcement will occur at the GBC Health Conference’s Gala Reception. The speaking program will begin at 7:10 pm.

Media will have the opportunity for pull-aside interviews with principals as time allows.

WHO: Rajiv Shah, Administrator of USAID
Mark Dybul, Executive Director of the Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria
Anders Nordstrom, Swedish Ambassador for Global Health

Kathy Calvin, President of the United Nations (UN) Foundation

WHAT: Announcement of New Partnership to Expedite Purchasing & Delivery of Life-Saving Medicines
WHEN: Thursday, May 16, 2013
7:10 pm to 7:30 pm
WHERE: 2013 GBC Health Conference
Roosevelt Hotel
45 E. 45th St. (45th St. & Madison Ave.)
New York, NY 10017

Please email agohmann@usaid.gov & USAIDPressOfficers@usaid.gov for information regarding press credentialing and interview opportunities.