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PEPFAR: Ten Years of Saving Millions of Lives

The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is in its 10th year of helping HIV and AIDS-infected and -affected populations get access to prevention, care and treatment services. PEPFAR, the largest effort by any nation to combat a single disease, is working to achieve former Secretary of State Clinton’s vision of creating an AIDS-free generation.  Photo Credit: USAID

Ten years ago today, the United States Congress, in a remarkable display of compassion and bipartisanship, passed overwhelmingly legislation that established an historic and transforming global health program now known as PEPFAR — the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.

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Remembering and Learning from Those We Have Lost to AIDS

Health care workers and community members honor the lives lost to AIDS in Tajikistan.  Photo Credit: USAID

This year in Dushanbe, the International AIDS Memorial Day ceremony was conducted, marking a growing acceptance by front-line health care workers of the key populations at higher risk who come to their facility for services. Read more >>

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Community-based Approach Prevents HIV in Children and Keeps HIV+ Mothers Healthy in Bondo, Kenya

Beatrice, holding Gabriel, and Grace, with baby Mary, listen as CHW Jane Akoth (right)  counsels them on their health choices. Photo Credit: USAID

In Africa, HIV and AIDS affects women and mothers at a greater rate than men, creating a heavy disease burden among families. When parents die of the disease, children are left orphaned or given to the care of relatives who may not have the means to raise them. Pregnant and breastfeeding women who are infected with HIV also run the risk of transmitting the disease to their children.

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ROADS II Video: Transforming Corridors of Risk into Pathways of Prevention and Hope


FHI 360 congratulates PEPFAR for 10 years of improving lives worldwide. Read more >>

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Building Capacity: Racking Warehouses in Ethiopia

An Ethiopian warehouse after support from SCMS, USAID and PEPFAR. Photo credit: Jiro Ose, SCMS

Ethiopia will play a large role in meeting the global goal of putting 15 million people on HIV treatment by 2015 and in helping create an AIDS-free generation. Read more >>

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#AskAg Twitter Chat: Intersection of HIV and AIDS & Food Security


Do you wonder how we can improve food security for HIV-affected households? Do you ask yourself how activities in the agriculture sector and for improving economic growth can play a role in helping these vulnerable populations? Well, then please join us on Thursday, May 23 from 12-1:30 pm EDT for an #AskAg Twitter Chat on […]

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Living Positively: The Importance of Pediatric HIV Disclosure

Illustration explaining the importance of medication for children ages 2-6 from AIDSTAR-One’s “Booklet 1: How to Keep Healthy." Photo credit: AIDSTAR-One

Senior Treatment Officer Bisola Ojikutu, at AIDSTAR-One, discusses the positive, transformative effects disclosing an HIV status have for children living with HIV. Read more >>

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Inspiration for the Journey to an HIV Vaccine

An HIV-positive child at the Muranga District Hospital in Kenya waiting for treatment. Photo credit: Casey Kelbaugh, International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs, Columbia University School of Public Health

All the evidence today suggests that, if we persevere, it is just a matter of time before HIV vaccines become available. Read more >>

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The Best Mother’s Day Gift of All

The implementation toolkit to assist countries as they scale up universal treatment strategies. Photo credit: Interagency Task Team

Every day, around 1,000 babies are born with HIV, and there is a growing
recognition that we can decrease that number to near zero. Read more >>

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Germany’s Renewed Support: Another Leap Forward for the Global Fund

Alongside the Global Fund’s new Executive Director Mark Dybul and Bill Gates, German Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development Dirk Niebel announces Germany’s EUR 1 billion commitment to the Global Fund at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos. Photo credit: The Global Fund

USAID, through PEPFAR, and alongside many donor countries such as Germany, has been a strong supporter of the Global Fund to prevent and treat HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.

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