Secretary Kerry’s Special Adviser for Global Youth Issues Zeenat Rahman and CEO and co-founder of Global Health Corps Barbara Bush will participated in a Google+ Hangout on “How Young People Are Transforming the Health World” at 9:00 a.m. (EST) on Wednesday, January 8, 2014.
The Hangout featured young professionals who discussed innovative solutions to global health problems and how they partner with local organizations in Africa and elsewhere to improve access to healthcare. The Hangout addressed how young people are having an impact in global health and also highlighted some of the U.S. government’s contributions to global health efforts.
The U.S. Government is the leading contributor to global health providing direct foreign assistance investments in over 70 countries, and supporting other nations through contributions to mechanisms like the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the World Health Organization, the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunizations, and the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. The United States invests in global health as an expression of American compassion, to strengthen fragile states by promoting social and economic progress, and to protect America’s security.
Special Adviser Rahman's participation in this event underscores the State Department’s commitment to connect directly with young people around the world in order to help address our most pressing foreign policy goals.