Subcommittee Hearing: The Growing Crisis of Africa's Orphans

Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations | 2172 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 | Jul 16, 2014 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Opening Statements

Chairman Smith's Opening Statement:


Panel I

The Honorable Robert P. Jackson
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary
Bureau of African Affairs
U.S. Department of State
[full text of statement]
The Honorable Nancy Lindborg
Assistant Administrator
Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance
U.S. Agency for International Development
[full text of statement]

Panel II

Ms. Kelly Dempsey
General Counsel and Director of Advocacy and Outreach
Both Ends Burning
[full text of statement]
[truth in testimony form]

Shimwaayi Muntemba, Ph.D.
Zambia Orphans of AIDS
[full text of statement]
[truth in testimony form]

Mrs. Jovana Jones
Adoptive mother of a Congolese child
[full text of statement]
[truth in testimony form]

Ms. Muluemebet Chekol Hunegnaw
Senior Director
Monitoring & Evaluation and Knowledge Management Program Quality and Impact Department
International Programs
Save the Children
[no statement submitted]
[truth in testimony form]

Hearing transcript (PDF)