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First Ladies Play Important Role In Promoting Global Health

Reflecting on her “time as First Lady Laura Bush’s Chief of Staff from 2005-2009” in an opinion piece in the Huffington Post’s “Politics” blog, Anita McBride, executive-in-residence at American University, discusses PEPFAR, saying the program shows Americans’ “generosity” and that “when our political leaders have courage to think big, work…

PEPFAR Achievements Deserve Applaud, But More Focus Should Be Afforded To Meeting Contraceptive Needs Of Women Living With HIV

“In recent weeks, global health policymakers, implementers, advocates and others have been celebrating the 10th anniversary of [PEPFAR],” Ward Cates, president emeritus with FHI 360; Rose Wilcher, a technical adviser with the research utilization team at FHI 360; and Heidi Reynolds, deputy director for HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases for…

Creating Sustainable Health Care Solutions For An AIDS-Free Generation In Africa

“[W]ith the recent birth of the one millionth HIV-free baby born to an HIV-positive mother there, hope for an African generation free from this disease is alive thanks to the remarkable impact of antiretroviral drugs,” John Howe, president and CEO of Project HOPE, writes in the Huffington Post’s “Impact” blog.…

GAO Report On PEPFAR Recommends Better Information Management

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog highlights “a new report from the United States Government Accountability Office on PEPFAR,” noting it “says improvements in how the program evaluates and communicates its work will be critical to attaining [its] goals” of increasing the number of people on antiretroviral…

Kerry To Commemorate PEPFAR Anniversary

“On Tuesday June 18, Secretary of State John Kerry will commemorate [PEPFAR’s] 10th Anniversary and discuss progress that is being made in the fight against global AIDS,” a State Department media note reports, adding, “The event will take place at 10:00 am EDT in the Dean Acheson Auditorium at the…

Millionth Baby Born HIV-Free Celebrated On PEPFAR’s 10th Anniversary

This month in sub-Saharan Africa, the one-millionth infant will be born without HIV to a mother living with the virus, “thanks in large part” to PEPFAR, which is marking its 10th anniversary, Agence France-Presse reports. In an interview with AFP, Ambassador Eric Goosby, head of the U.S. State Department’s Office…

PEPFAR’s Commitment To Orphans, Vulnerable Children Must Continue

“Despite the daunting numbers of children affected by AIDS, global resources for such programs are declining,” Rachel Yates, a senior adviser for UNICEF’s Children Affected by AIDS, writes in the Huffington Post’s “Impact” blog. “Thankfully, the recent PEPFAR Blueprint and PEPFAR Guidance on Orphans and Vulnerable Children [OVC] which is…

AIDS-Free Generation Within Reach 10 Years After Inception Of PEPFAR

Noting U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s announcement on Tuesday “that a cumulative total of one million babies will have been born HIV-free … due to direct PEPFAR support” over the last decade, Ambassador Eric Goosby, U.S. global AIDS coordinator and head of the State Department’s Office of Global Health…

PEPFAR Marks 10th Anniversary, Celebrates Milestone Of 1M Babies Born Without HIV

“At a ceremony lauding the 10th anniversary of the anti-AIDS initiative PEPFAR, Secretary of State John Kerry announced the program had achieved a remarkable milestone: one million babies born to HIV-positive mothers had been born free of the disease,” UPI.com reports (Levy, 6/18). “Our commitment has only been strengthened by…

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