Africa: Pepfar Marks 10 Years, 1 Million Healthy Babies
Friday, June 21, 2013
Washington — One million babies are alive today because their HIV-infected mothers received medication to prevent them from transmitting the virus to their infants. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry noted that landmark June 18 in a State Department ceremony recognizing the 10th anniversary of the President’s Emergency Program for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), which launched large-scale U.S. assistance for treatment and care of people with HIV/AIDS.
With distribution of assistance exceeding $37 billion, PEPFAR is the largest and most successful foreign assistance program ever adopted, Kerry said.