Virginia Health Commissioner Appointed as Assistant Administrator to USAID, Will Focus on HIV/AIDS, Maternal Child Health
The U.S. Senate has confirmed Virginia Health Commissioner Dr. E. Anne Peterson to serve as assistant administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Washington Times reports. Peterson, who has run the state health department since December 1998, will focus on such issues as "birth spacing," maternal child health and communicable diseases, including HIV. The Times reports that Dr. Robert Stroube, currently the deputy commissioner of health and former Virginia health commissioner, "is expected to take over her duties" (Washington Times, 11/2).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.