White House Press Briefings are conducted most weekdays from the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room in the West Wing.
Welcome to West Wing Week Dispatches, your guide to the President’s historic trip to East Africa. This week, the President became the first sitting U.S. President to visit Kenya, the first sitting U.S. President to visit Ethiopia, the first sitting U.S. President to address the African Union, and the first sitting U.S. President to visit with a 3.2 million year old Australopithecus. Along the way, the President met with the young people shaping Africa’s bright future, and sat down with the men and women leading these nations today. That’s July 24th to July 29th or “Jambo Kenya.”
On Thursday, July 30, the White House released the National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Updated to 2020 at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA. President Obama released our first comprehensive national strategy in July 2010, and the Updated Strategy capitalizes on the major scientific and policy advances of the last five years, increases focus on the populations most-affected by HIV in the United States, and sets national prevention, care, and disparities goals for 2020.