Representatives from the United States, India, and Taiwan Collaborate on a Digital Health Workshop under the Global Cooperation and Training Framework

Representatives from the United States, India, and Taiwan jointly staged a hybrid workshop on advancing digital healthcare today, facilitated by the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT).  This was the first program for South Asia under the Global Cooperation and Training Framework (GCTF).  It was co-hosted by U.S. Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. to India Patricia Lacina, Taiwan’s ... Read More»

The United States Provides Ventilators to Bhutan in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is donating 15 new, state-of-the-art ventilators to the Royal Government of Bhutan to assist the country in its fight against COVID-19. Announcing this assistance, the U.S. Ambassador to India Kenneth I. Juster stated, “The U.S. Government is pleased to donate 15 ventilators to the ... Read More»

Menstrual Health Empowers Women and Girls

Chennai, July 31:  The U.S. Consulate General, Chennai in partnership with Netflix, UNICEF, and SPI Cinemas hosted a screening of the Oscar-winning documentary Period. End of Sentence on July 31 at Sathyam Cinemas.  The screening was followed by a panel discussion on how menstrual health and hygiene impact women’s social and economic empowerment. Coimbatore-based social ... Read More»

Ambassador Juster Launches New Initiative to Bring Indian Corporations into the Fight to End TB

U.S. Ambassador to India Kenneth I. Juster today launched a bold new initiative designed to galvanize India’s corporate sector in the fight against tuberculosis (TB). This initiative supports the Government of India’s ambitious goal of eliminating TB by 2025, which would be five years ahead of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal. The initiative creates a shared platform for corporations ... Read More»

Scientists & Policymakers from U.S., India, & South Asia Gather to Discuss Mental Healthcare

Mental healthcare is recognized as one of the world’s major public health challenges. Spurring bilateral efforts on this issue, prominent Indian and U.S. policymakers, researchers, practitioners, and civil society representatives convened today for “Transforming Mental Healthcare in India” at the American Center in New Delhi, where they discussed how to most effectively implement and scale-up ... Read More»

USAID & AMCHAM India Sign MOU to Partner for India’s Development

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the American Chamber of Commerce in India (AMCHAM India) today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to strengthen the growing partnership between the U.S. Government and U.S. private sector to address India’s development needs. The announcement comes the same day as the launch of ... Read More»

Dasra Philanthropy Week 2018 Opens, Focuses on India’s 250 Million Adolescents

Panel of Experts, Govt Officials, and Philanthropists Meet To Discuss Road Ahead New Delhi, February 20, 2018: The Dasra Philanthropy Week 2018, India’s leading annual philanthropy event, opened today in New Delhi with a convening of government officials, non-profits, foundations, and philanthropists discussing the need for urgent and formal collaboration to address India’s development challenges ... Read More»

Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission MaryKay L. Carlson at GHSA annual meeting

Good morning!  Thank you for your warm welcome.  I am very pleased to join you on behalf of the U.S. Embassy for today’s GHSA annual meeting.  The word impressive seems like an understatement when it comes to describing India’s many achievements under the Global Health Security Agenda from its beginning in 2014 to the present—especially ... Read More»

Remarks at “Increasing Impact through Transparency, Accountability, and Partnerships” to Commemorate World AIDS Day 2017

Remarks by Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan George C. Marshall Center Washington, DC DEPUTY SECRETARY SULLIVAN: Thank you, Ambassador Birx. You and your team at the department, and the efforts you lead throughout the interagency, are why we are able to stand here today and reflect upon so many positive stories. Thank you for all ... Read More»

Statement From USAID Administrator Mark Green on World AIDS Day

Tomorrow, on World AIDS Day, the United States reaffirms our commitment to ending HIV/AIDS. This day also serves as a remembrance of the millions who have lost their lives to this disease.  Nevertheless, we remain encouraged by the tremendous progress made by the global health community in controlling HIV/AIDS. The U.S. Government, through the U.S. ... Read More»

India and United States Renew Commitment to Joint Collaboration on Health

Collaboration on research, global health security and access to medicines will benefit both countries The second India-U.S. Health Dialogue (September 26-27, 2017) concluded in New Delhi today. The bilateral Dialogue was jointly inaugurated by Secretary CK Mishra, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW), Secretary Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, Department of Health Research (DHR), MOHFW, Mr. ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Zika Virus in India

In late May, the Government of India reported three laboratory-confirmed cases of Zika infection in the Ahmedabad District of the State of Gujarat.  Two of the cases involved pregnant/postpartum women, but there is currently no evidence that the newborns were affected.  Since this announcement, the Government of India has implemented a widespread containment and monitoring ... Read More»

Amitabh Bachchan & Ambassador Richard Verma Go Live to Talk TB

Mumbai, January 8:  U.S. Ambassador to India Richard R. Verma and legendary Indian actor Mr. Amitabh Bachchan came together for a Live Video Chat on Facebook, dedicating their Sunday evening to talk about the important issue of tuberculosis (TB) with their fans and followers.  Going live from Mumbai, the two talked about the U.S. Embassy’s ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Commemorates World AIDS Day

December 1st is World AIDS Day. This is a day of remembrance for those who have lost their lives to AIDS. This day also provides an opportunity for governments, donors, civil society, and other stakeholders to raise awareness, prevent new infections, improve the lives of people living with HIV, and work toward an AIDS-free generation ... Read More»

Air Quality and Health Workshop Explores Bilateral Research Opportunities

The Indo-US Science and Technology Forum , the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), sponsored the Indo-US Workshop to Explore Bilateral Research Opportunities to Address Air Quality and Health Issues from November 8-10 at the Indian Habitat Centre.  Research Triangle International and the Embassy of the United States of America in ... Read More»

Joint Statement: Second India-U.S. Strategic and Commercial Dialogue

1.         India and the United States held the second India-U.S. Strategic and Commercial Dialogue in New Delhi today. External Affairs Minister of India Sushma Swaraj and Minister of State for Commerce and Industry of India Nirmala Sitharaman co-chaired the dialogue with U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker. ... Read More»

First-of-its-kind Medicine Vending Machine Inaugurated at Aam Aadmi Mohalla Clinic

A Joint Initiative of Delhi Government, USAID and WISH Ambassador Jonathan Addleton, Mission Director to India, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and Dr. Nutan Mundeja, Project Director of the AAMC 100, today inaugurated an automated Medicine Vending Machine (MVM) at the Aam Aadmi Mohalla Clinic in Rajender Nagar, New Delhi. A first of its ... Read More»

Ambassador Verma Visits a Multi-Specialty Hospital in Dharavi Treating HIV and Tuberculosis

U.S. Ambassador to India Richard Verma Visits a Multi-Specialty Hospital in Dharavi Treating HIV and Tuberculosis Mumbai: U.S. Ambassador to India Richard R. Verma visited the Sai Hospital in Mumbai’s Dharavi slum yesterday to learn about the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)’s support to test and diagnose HIV in patients suffering from tuberculosis (TB), ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Richard R. Verma at the India-U.S. Millennium Alliance Awards Ceremony

April 14, 2016 | FICCI Federation House, New Delhi Good Morning! Let me begin by thanking the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) – Dr. Singh and his team – for hosting this event and for FICCI’s excellent partnership with the U.S. Government on the Millennium Alliance. I’d also like to specially ... Read More»
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