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Blog Reviews Report On PEPFAR’s Transition To Country Ownership In South Africa

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog discusses a new report by Health GAP and an accompanying article published in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes about PEPFAR’s efforts in South Africa to transition to country ownership. “…The report’s eight concrete recommendations specific to the South Africa ‘transition’ include that PEPFAR launch an effort to track [patients lost to follow-up], correcting the failure to do so previously … and supplying information to help shape a more appropriate transfer of responsibility. The report also follows with global recommendations, pointing out, as does the JAIDS article, that what happens in South Africa will affect the future of AIDS-fighting efforts around the world” (Barton, 1/16).