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State Department Cable Addresses Civil Society Engagement With PEPFAR

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog summarizes an unclassified “State Department cable sent to embassies around the world earlier this month and released Monday” that discusses civil society engagement under PEPFAR (Barton, 6/25). “One of the major goals outlined in the document is to increase civil society involvement in HIV/AIDS planning and implementation, both for the U.S. government and its partner countries,” the cable’s summary states (6/13). “Science Speaks” includes comments on the cable from Chris Collins, vice president and director of public policy at amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, and Matt Kavanagh of Health GAP (Global Access Project) (6/25).