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PEPFAR: Saving Lives And Changing The Course Of The AIDS Epidemic

Amb. Deborah L. Birx, M.D. | Posted 12.05.2016 | Impact
Amb. Deborah L. Birx, M.D.

Today, people all over the world come together to commemorate World AIDS Day. This morning, through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Rel...

Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon Celebrates 5-Year Anniversary, Recognizes the Role of Congress in the Global Fight Against Cancer

The George W. Bush Institute | Posted 09.27.2016 | Home
The George W. Bush Institute

By Celina Schocken Unwavering bipartisan congressional support for the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), now in its second de...

How The Fight Against HIV/AIDS Is Turning The Tide

Thomas Kenyon M.D., M.P.H. | Posted 06.14.2016 | Impact
Thomas Kenyon M.D., M.P.H.

It's important that when we look back at the 35 years of fighting HIV/AIDS that we consider our successes -- that's how we can summon up the motivation to carry on the struggle.

Harnessing the Data Revolution for an AIDS-Free Generation

Amb. Deborah L. Birx, M.D. | Posted 04.15.2016 | Impact
Amb. Deborah L. Birx, M.D.

A data revolution is underway at the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). We're using data in transformational ways to prevent more HIV infections and save more lives, ensuring our investments have the greatest impact by targeting lifesaving interventions to the populations and places with the highest HIV/AIDS burden.

Meeting Young Women Where They Are: Intersection of Innovation and Empowerment

Amb. Deborah L. Birx, M.D. | Posted 03.09.2017 | Impact
Amb. Deborah L. Birx, M.D.

Alarmingly, adolescent girls in sub-Saharan Africa are more than twice as likely as their male counterparts to be newly infected with HIV. Today, on International Women's Day -- and every day -- we must recommit to changing this troubling trend.

2015 in Review: Commemorating a Year of Key Global Health Achievements

Dr. Ariel Pablos-Mendez | Posted 01.08.2017 | Home
Dr. Ariel Pablos-Mendez

Globally, 2015 will be viewed as a turning point for international development. In September, world leaders gathered at the United Nations General Assembly to adopt a set of updated targets -- the Sustainable Development Goals -- to guide development efforts over the next 15 years.

Why Protecting Humans Rights Is Critical to Achieving an AIDS-Free Generation

Amb. Deborah L. Birx, M.D. | Posted 12.11.2016 | Impact
Amb. Deborah L. Birx, M.D.

On Human Rights Day, we join the global community in recommitting to protecting the human rights of all people. The protection of human rights provides the foundation for ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030, a global goal the world set this past September.

An Unqualified U.S. Foreign Policy Success

Mark Pfeifle | Posted 12.08.2016 | Politics
Mark Pfeifle

In one unique area of foreign policy -- the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief -- the United States has shown that Democrats and Republicans, liberals and conservatives can work together, save lives and enhance our security -- all by doing good.

10 Facts on HIV and Sex Work

Katherine Koster | Posted 12.03.2016 | Impact
Katherine Koster

Sex workers are recognized by the World Health Organization, along with other major health and human rights organizations, as one of four key populations in the global fight against HIV/AIDS.

Want a Healthy World? Let the HIV Response Lead the Way

Mitchell Warren | Posted 11.25.2016 | Impact
Mitchell Warren

The world has gotten this far because of massive investments in the HIV response. To actually end the epidemic, though, it is imperative that we resist complacency, cutbacks in funding and a sense that, on any level, our work is done.

The Stakes Could Not Be Higher

Amb. Deborah L. Birx, M.D. | Posted 11.24.2016 | Impact
Amb. Deborah L. Birx, M.D.

Today, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) released its 2015 World AIDS Day report, in advance of December 1. The report finds that 15.8 million people were accessing antiretroviral treatment (ART) as of June 2015.

The Benefits of Bipartisanship

Amb. Deborah L. Birx, M.D. | Posted 11.09.2016 | Impact
Amb. Deborah L. Birx, M.D.

Since its inception, the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has been a beacon of bipartisanship. Launched by President Bush in 2003 and expanded by President Obama, PEPFAR has saved millions of lives -- and helped to change the trajectory of the global HIV response.

The U.S. Steps Up for Women and Girls: Now What?

Serra Sippel | Posted 10.01.2016 | Impact
Serra Sippel

Now is the time to move forward with greater commitment than ever to ensuring that women and girls - and their sexual and reproductive health and rights - are at the center of U.S. policies at home and abroad.

Building a Stronger Civil Society to Achieve an AIDS-Free Generation

Amb. Deborah L. Birx, M.D. | Posted 09.29.2016 | Impact
Amb. Deborah L. Birx, M.D.

As the international community comes together at the U.N. General Assembly to set the new global sustainable development agenda, today progress was made toward fulfilling the goal of promoting health and well-being for people in the most challenging environments around the world.

All Women, All Rights - Sex Workers Included

Serra Sippel | Posted 08.05.2016 | Home
Serra Sippel

Criminalization creates an environment of stigma, discrimination and systematic exclusion that prevents sex workers from accessing health and support services and increases their risk of violence and abuse.

Preventing New HIV Infections, Saving Lives

Amb. Deborah L. Birx, M.D. | Posted 07.17.2016 | Impact
Amb. Deborah L. Birx, M.D.

Globally, fewer children are being newly infected with HIV than ever before. This is according to data released earlier this week by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS. Yet, we are not on track to reach the Global Plan's goal of a 90 percent reduction by the end of 2015.

The Next Phase of an American Legacy: John Kerry, Global Health and Financing for Development

Deborah Derrick | Posted 07.13.2016 | Impact
Deborah Derrick

This week's Financing for Development (FfD) Conference - a major gathering to advance the post-2015 development agenda - will be critical in deciding how the world's governments and private sector and civil society partners will contribute to international development in the future.

Why I Met With President Obama and Testified Before the U.S. Congress

Elton John | Posted 05.06.2016 | Politics
Elton John

PEPFAR continues to be crucial in the fight against HIV/AIDS because it addresses the global need for access to life-saving HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention medications. It's my hope that Congress holds steady in its commitment to PEPFAR, and ending this disease once and for all. Our work is not done.

Right Things. Right Places. Right Now.

Amb. Deborah L. Birx, M.D. | Posted 06.06.2015 | Impact
Amb. Deborah L. Birx, M.D.

I've been privileged to lead PEPFAR for a year now, working with countries to achieve the potential of an AIDS-free generation, together.

Accelerating Progress Toward an AIDS-free Generation in 2015

Amb. Deborah L. Birx, M.D. | Posted 03.08.2015 | Impact
Amb. Deborah L. Birx, M.D.

Partnerships remain the cornerstone of PEPFAR's work to control the HIV/AIDS epidemic and are intrinsic to each of our agendas. Ending the epidemic is a shared responsibility that no one entity or country can achieve alone.

CDC's Mission: Protecting the Health of Americans

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH | Posted 02.22.2015 | Impact
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

CDC is America's health protection agency. Along with our many governmental and private sector partners, we're working 24/7to find, stop, and prevent disease - in every state, throughout our nation, and in many countries around the globe.

A Partnership for the Future of Global Health

Carrie Hessler-Radelet | Posted 02.01.2015 | Impact
Carrie Hessler-Radelet

Leaders from across government gathered at the White House to mark World AIDS Day 2014. Hope may not typically be an emotion associated with the global fight against HIV/AIDS, but the truth is, we are within reach of a goal that not long ago seemed impossible.

UNITAID holds a key for revolutionizing access to HIV medicines

Philippe Douste-Blazy | Posted 01.31.2015 | Home
Philippe Douste-Blazy

Today is World AIDS Day, a time to again take stock of the international community's response to tackling the HIV/AIDS pandemic. We've come a long way since the first World AIDS Day in 1988.

Closing the Gap: HIV-Vulnerable Women and Cervical Cancer

The George W. Bush Institute | Posted 01.31.2015 | Impact
The George W. Bush Institute

Countries in sub-Saharan Africa are now experiencing a new crisis -- women are surviving a diagnosis of HIV infection because of treatment with ARVs, but are dying of cervical cancer.

Déjà Rule: The Health Damaging Consequences of Reinstating the Global Gag Rule in 2015

Jennifer Sherwood | Posted 01.19.2015 | Women
Jennifer Sherwood

We all care about women's lives, and PEPFAR under President Bush and President Obama has vastly improved the health of women and their families, while building vital healthcare system infrastructure. Let's continue the success, without being undermined by the Global Gag Rule.