United States Code

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§ 7603.
Purpose
The purpose of this chapter is to strengthen and enhance United States leadership and the effectiveness of the United States response to the HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria pandemics and other related and preventable infectious diseases as part of the overall United States health and development agenda by—
(1)
establishing comprehensive, coordinated, and integrated 5-year, global strategies to combat HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria by—
(A)
building on progress and successes to date;
(B)
improving harmonization of United States efforts with national strategies of partner governments and other public and private entities; and
(C)
emphasizing capacity building initiatives in order to promote a transition toward greater sustainability through the support of country-driven efforts;
(2)
providing increased resources for bilateral and multilateral efforts to fight HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria as integrated components of United States development assistance;
(3)
intensifying efforts to—
(A)
prevent HIV infection;
(B)
ensure the continued support for, and expanded access to, treatment and care programs;
(C)
enhance the effectiveness of prevention, treatment, and care programs; and
(D)
address the particular vulnerabilities of girls and women;
(4)
encouraging the expansion of private sector efforts and expanding public-private sector partnerships to combat HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria;
(5)
reinforcing efforts to—
(A)
develop safe and effective vaccines, microbicides, and other prevention and treatment technologies; and
(B)
improve diagnostics capabilities for HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria; and
(6)
helping partner countries to—
(A)
strengthen health systems;
(B)
expand health workforce; and
(C)
address infrastructural weaknesses.
(Pub. L. 108–25, § 4, May 27, 2003, 117 Stat. 717; Pub. L. 110–293, § 4, July 30, 2008, 122 Stat. 2922.)
cite as: 22 USC 7603