Why the U.S. Government was Not Adequately Prepared for Coronavirus
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Foreign Service officer and Ambassador (ret.) Jimmy Kolker was Assistant Secretary for Global Affairs in the Department of Health and Human Services for the 2014-2016 Ebola and Zika outbreaks and the scale-up of the USG-led Global Health Security Agenda. He defined the term "AIDS diplomat" as ambassador to Uganda when President Bush's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief was launched and was a prominent "Health diplomat" in subsequent jobs at UNICEF and HHS. In retirement, Amb. Kolker is an active DACOR member and serves on the boards of foundations and NGOs dealing with Africa and with global health. He co-teaches a graduate course at Georgetown SFS on global health security, and was a member of the Health Security Commission of the Center for Strategic and International Studies that produced the December 2019 report Ending the Cycle of Crisis and Complacency in U.S. Global Health Security. https://www.csis.org/analysis/ending-cycle-crisis-and-complacency-us-global-health-security