PEPFAR at 10: What’s next?

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

A leading global AIDS program lacks a clear long-term strategy to help countries build the capacity to tackle the epidemic themselves, an independent report prepared for U.S. Congress suggests.

The report by the National Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Medicine enumerates a number of factors that have hampered the progress of programs supported by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, which has been widely praised for helping transform AIDS from a death sentence to a manageable chronic disease for millions.

This year, PEPFAR celebrates its 10th anniversary. And throughout the years, it has poured in billions of dollars into AIDS prevention, treatment and care programs.

Source: Devex (link opens in a new window)

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