Sebelius Lauds Benefits Of Investing In Health Of Women, Girls At CSIS Event

Speaking at a Center for Strategic & International Studies event on U.S. policy priorities for women’s global health during the second Obama term on Thursday, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius said that “[n]o other investment has a bigger payoff than investing in the health of women and girls,” the Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog reports. “The benefits of the investment in their lives, she said, ripple throughout their communities,” the blog writes. “Sebelius called combating HIV/AIDS in women and ending mother-to-child transmission of HIV Obama administration policy priorities, and she noted that HIV remains the leading cause of death among women of childbearing age,” the blog continues, adding, “While 370,000 women have been linked to antiretroviral treatment during the first half of this fiscal year alone, she said, much more needs to be done” (Aziz, 3/8).

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