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Senate Approves Extension Of Program To Combat AIDS

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 11.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has approved an extension of a program established by former President George W. Bush to fight AIDS worldwide. By voic...

What Do We Owe the World?

Ingrid Katz, MD, MHS | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Ingrid Katz, MD, MHS

PEPFAR has stood for what many consider a U.S. moral imperative to lead on a global scale. With our global credibility stained by the events of the past few weeks, we need to lead now more than ever -- people's lives are depending on it.

We Can't Rest

Annie Lennox | Posted 11.20.2013 | Impact
Annie Lennox

We can't rest until we stop all children from being infected with HIV and orphaned because their mothers don't get the care they need. With the clock ticking towards the end of the Millennium Development Goals, we need to raise awareness.

Googling PEPFAR

Anthony Amore | Posted 11.18.2013 | Impact
Anthony Amore

There are 18 million Google hits for the search term "twerking." Yes, that abomination of a dance move (at least I think that's what it's supposed to be) made forever infamous via a gratuitous and depraved performance by a former Disney starlet. 18 million.

Africa: A Continent of Opportunity

Dan Glickman | Posted 10.27.2013 | Politics
Dan Glickman

Africa is a land of opportunity and promise for its people and for the people of the United States. There is incredible economic potential waiting to be or already being unleashed across the continent.

A Decade of Saving Lives and Transformational Change in Rwanda

Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD | Posted 10.26.2013 | Impact
Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD

The road ahead will not be easy, but neither was the path we traveled together over the past decade. For the first time in history, an AIDS-free generation is within our sights - in Rwanda and across Africa. I know that we can get there. But it will take all of us, pulling together to make it happen.

Uganda Makes Impressive Progress on Health

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH | Posted 10.08.2013 | Impact
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

Last month I was in Uganda. I wasn't sure what to expect. Uganda is the only country served by the president's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) with a rising HIV incidence; I anticipated that there might be problems. What I saw instead was impressive progress.

Public-Private Partnerships Are Vital to Creating an AIDS-Free Generation

Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD | Posted 10.07.2013 | Impact
Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD

The road to achieving an AIDS-free generation will not be easy, but strong partnerships, like the collaboration between PEPFAR and Chevron, illustrate how by joining forces, we can ultimately reach this goal.

The Global Plan: Working to Improve Women's Health

Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD | Posted 09.22.2013 | Impact
Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD

Women and girls -- whether or not they are mothers -- need access to comprehensive reproductive health services, including HIV prevention, treatment and care if we are to truly create an AIDS-free generation.

What India's Sex Workers Want: Power, Not Rescue

Michelle Chen | Posted 09.20.2013 | World
Michelle Chen

Anu Mokal wasn't breaking the law when she was out walking with her friend last year, yet to the police, her very existence was criminal. As a sex wo...

An HIV/AIDS-Free Generation in Africa?

John P. Howe, III, M.D. | Posted 09.08.2013 | Impact
John P. Howe, III, M.D.

With the recent birth of the one millionth HIV-free baby born to an HIV-positive mother, hope for an African generation free from this disease is alive thanks to the remarkable impact of anti-retroviral drugs.

How Many Lives Do Your Taxes Save Each Year?

Chris Collins | Posted 09.05.2013 | Impact
Chris Collins

If the average taxpayer invested $25 a year in global health through his or her taxes, that would support HIV/AIDS treatment for one person for nearly a month, or malaria treatment for 46 people, or combination vaccines for about four children.

Millionth Baby Born HIV-Free Celebrated on PEPFAR's 10th Anniversary

Ward Cates | Posted 09.02.2013 | Impact
Ward Cates

One million HIV-free babies. What a remarkable achievement, and one that symbolizes how far we have come in advancing HIV prevention science and practice over the past decade.

Africa's Future Depends on Women

The George W. Bush Institute | Posted 08.31.2013 | Impact
The George W. Bush Institute

By Suzanne M. McCarron and James K. Glassman On July 2, First Ladies from nations across Africa will join First Lady Michelle Obama, President George...

Zach Carter

Obama Goes After A Different Drug Industry

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration and members of Congress are pressing India to curb its generic medication industry. The move comes at the behes...

USAID v. AOSI: A Victory for Sex Workers and Feminist Allies

Aziza Ahmed | Posted 08.24.2013 | Politics
Aziza Ahmed

The U.S. Supreme Court case Agency for International Development v. Alliance for the Open Society Institute International is a landmark case for individuals working on alleviating the impact of the HIV epidemic throughout the world.

Beyond the Anti-Prostitution Pledge: The Public Health Buck Does Not Stop Here

Leo Beletsky | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics
Leo Beletsky

The Court's decision to strike down the pledge provision should not come as a surprise. In fact, the Justice Department had initially recommended limiting the pledge requirement to foreign entities because they understood the provision to be vulnerable to First Amendment challenges from US-based organizations.

Through PEPFAR Support, One Million Babies Born HIV-free

Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD | Posted 08.18.2013 | Impact
Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD

One million babies born HIV-free. This achievement would have been unimaginable ten years ago when the U.S. Congress passed the legislation that created PEPFAR, yet today, we can celebrate this momentous milestone.

An Opportunity to Link Arms, and Resources, on the Path to $15 Billion

Deborah Derrick | Posted 08.18.2013 | Impact
Deborah Derrick

Imagine the benefits that the end of these diseases would bring: more healthy mothers and children, an increased number of productive workers, greater global economic growth, and a safer, more stable world for all of us.

Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision: A Key Pillar of HIV Prevention

Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD | Posted 08.04.2013 | Impact
Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD

What if one procedure could significantly reduce your likelihood of getting sick for the rest of your life? When it comes to HIV/AIDS, men have an extraordinary opportunity to reduce their risk of HIV infection.

Ten Years Later, 'Medical Marshall Plan' Has Saved Millions of Lives

Tom H. Hart | Posted 08.04.2013 | Impact
Tom H. Hart

Those who rallied behind PEPFAR expressed a fundamental value -- that where you live should not determine if you live. As we look back on a decade of work, we can say proudly that those resources were not only effective, but transformational to individuals and communities alike.

PEPFAR: Ten Years of Saving Millions of Lives

Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD | Posted 05.27.2013 | Impact
Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD

PEPFAR represents the very best of America -- the extraordinary generosity and compassion of the American people. Through PEPFAR, we are helping to deliver a better future to millions around the globe.

In an Unpredictable HIV Vaccine Search, Hope Still Reigns

Mitchell Warren | Posted 07.16.2013 | Impact
Mitchell Warren

Nothing about AIDS vaccine research and development has ever been easy or straightforward except for one simple truth: to end the AIDS epidemic we will ultimately need an effective vaccine.

The Right to Fight AIDS

Serra Sippel | Posted 06.22.2013 | Politics
Serra Sippel

Today, we need more open discussion and debate about public health, not less. Current law stands in the way of the discussion and independent thinking necessary to find an end to the HIV epidemic.

If We Want an AIDS-Free Generation, Why Are We Cutting PEPFAR?

Chris Collins | Posted 06.18.2013 | Impact
Chris Collins

This downward funding spiral might make sense if there was a consensus that tackling AIDS has become less important, or if PEPFAR was not producing results. But the opposite is true.