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USG Facilitates Emergency Delivery Of ARVs To Nepal Following Shortage In Country

U.S. Embassy in Nepal: U.S. Government Delivers Emergency Shipment of Anti-retroviral (ARV) Medicine “On Wednesday, May 13, Nepal received a shipment of much needed Anti-retroviral (ARV) medicine that has been in short supply since March. These medicines will ensure continuity of care for 18,628 people living with HIV (PLHIV) in…

State Department Releases PEPFAR FAQ, Humanitarian Assistance Fact Sheet Amid COVID-19

U.S. Department of State: FAQs on PEPFAR’s HIV Response in the Context of COVID-19 This FAQ provides information on PEPFAR’s HIV response amid the COVID-19 pandemic. This post also links to technical guidance for PEPFAR’s country and regional teams (3/27). U.S. Department of State: The United States Is Leading the…

CDC’s MMWR Releases Reports On TB Preventive Treatment Scale-Up In PEPFAR-Supported Countries, Hepatitis E. Outbreak In Namibia, Public Health Responses To COVID-19 On Cruise Ships

CDC’s “Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report”: Tuberculosis Preventive Treatment Scale-Up Among Antiretroviral Therapy Patients — 16 Countries Supported by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, 2017-2019 (3/27). CDC’s “Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report”: Notes from the Field: Nationwide Hepatitis E Outbreak Concentrated in Informal Settlements — Namibia, 2017-2020…

PEPFAR Leadership Releases Statement On Program’s COVID-19 Response

U.S. Department of State: Statement by Ambassador Deborah L. Birx and Dr. Angeli Achrekar on PEPFAR’s Decisive Action in the Context of COVID-19 Deborah L. Birx, U.S. global AIDS coordinator & U.S. special representative for global health diplomacy, and Angeli Achrekar, principal deputy U.S. global AIDS coordinator, released a statement…

Study Examining PEPFAR’s DREAMS Program In Rakai, Uganda Finds Mixed Results

Healio: Study shows PEPFAR program for adolescent girls should be modified “Study findings presented at CROI showed that a United States-funded program designed to reduce the risk for HIV infection in adolescent girls and young women in high-burden countries had some impact among teenagers in Uganda, but several interventions produced…

KFF Releases Updated Fact Sheet Breaking Down U.S. Global Health Budget By Program Area

KFF: Breaking Down the U.S. Global Health Budget by Program Area The U.S. government is the largest donor to global health in the world. This KFF fact sheet breaks down the U.S. global health budget through the President’s FY2021 Request by program area: HIV/PEPFAR; tuberculosis (TB); malaria/the President’s Malaria Initiative…

Community-Led Efforts Working To Inform PEPFAR’s Budgeting, Programming In South Africa

Maverick Citizen: People’s COP shows U.S. where to spend HIV money Anele Yawa, general secretary of the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), and Lotti Rutter, associate director of international policy at Health GAP “…After years of calling on the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and government to…

CSIS Releases March 2020 Issue Of Global Health Policy Center Monthly Newsletter

Center for Strategic & International Studies: Global Health Policy Center Monthly Update In the March 2020 CSIS Global Health Policy Center Newsletter, J. Stephen Morrison, senior vice president of CSIS and director of the CSIS Global Health Policy Center (GHPC), provides a spotlight on the coronavirus outbreak, featuring a podcast…