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U.S.-Russian Bilateral Presidential Commission: Health


Recognizing the need to make a fresh start in relations between the U.S. and Russia, then-President Medvedev and President Obama created the U.S.-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission to improve coordination and to explore new opportunities for partnership. Learn more about the Health Working Group»



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Secretary of Health and Human Services Sebelius (center left) and Deputy Minister of Health Skvortsova discuss health cooperation at the Health Working Group meeting in September 2010.
Photo courtesy of Chris Smith, HHS / Sep 24, 2010
September 24, 2010 - Secretary of Health and Human Services Sebelius (center left) met with Dr. Veronika Skvortsova, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Health and Social Development of the Russian Federation, to discuss bilateral collaboration within the Health Working Group established under the U.S.-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission. The members of the Working Group identified a number of areas where the United States and Russia can work together to improve the health of their populations and of people around the world.

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