Council of the Americas will hold a public conversation with the U.S. secretary of health and human services, Alex Azar, at the University Club in Washington, D.C.
Azar will discuss the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela, its impact on the hemisphere, and the regional public health response. He will also provide insights into how the United States can support the health security of the Venezuelan people and the region as a whole.
From 2001 to 2007, he served at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, first as its general counsel (2001–2005) and then as deputy secretary. During his time as deputy secretary, Azar was involved in improving the department’s operations, advancing its emergency preparedness and response capabilities, its global health affairs activities, as well as helping oversee the rollout of the Medicare Part D prescription drug program. He has spent his career working in senior healthcare leadership roles in both the public and private sectors.
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Photo caption: Alex Azar (Image: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)
April 10, 2019
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