On Tuesday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be delivering a major speech on the HIV/AIDS pandemic at the National Institutes of Health. Clinton’s speech is expected to highlight US leadership in research and innovation for HIV/AIDS, particularly in developing treatment and prevention tools. Against that backdrop, the Global Health Technologies Coalition (GHTC), a Washington, D.C.-based advocacy group promoting global health research and development, interviewed prominent Americans and leading US health officials on why Americans should care about the issue.

Here are the short responses from actress Whoopi Goldberg; Rep. Edward Markey (D-Mass.); US Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg; and Amie Batson, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Global Health at the US Agency for International Development.

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Amie Batson on Why Americans Should Care about Global Health Research:

FDA Commissioner, Margaret Hamburg:

Representative Ed Markey (D-Mass): 

Whoopi Goldberg:

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