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CDC MMWR Article Discusses Implementation Of HIV PrEP In 35 PEPFAR-Supported Country, Regional Programs

CDC’s “Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report”: Expansion of HIV Preexposure Prophylaxis to 35 PEPFAR-Supported Early Program Adopters, October 2016-September 2018 Gaston Djomand, medical epidemiologist at the Division of Global HIV and TB at CDC’s Center for Global Health, and colleagues discuss the implementation of PrEP in 35 PEPFAR-supported country and…

U.S. Expected To Provide 1-Year, $389M PEPFAR Grant To Zambia

Reuters: U.S. to give Zambia $389 million grant for AIDS relief “The United States will give Zambia a new one year bilateral grant of $389 million for AIDS relief starting in October after Congressional approval, Zambia’s ministry of health said in a statement. The grant under the U.S. President’s Emergency…

Friends Of Global Fight Releases Statement On Appointment Of Ambassador Deborah Birx As White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator

Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Statement on the appointment of Ambassador Deborah L. Birx as White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator In a statement on the appointment of Ambassador Deborah L. Birx as the White House coronavirus response coordinator, Chris Collins, president of Friends of the…

CDC Discusses Role As PEPFAR Implementing Partner, Efforts To End Global HIV, TB Epidemics

CDC: On the Frontlines: The Leaders, Experts, Innovators, and Change Makers Transforming the Global HIV Epidemic In this updated collection, CDC discusses its role as a key implementing agency of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). According to the page, “CDC plays a unique role, bringing scientific…

U.S. State Department OIG Audit Describes ‘Wide-Ranging Concerns’ About PEPFAR’s Leadership, Management

Devex: PEPFAR teams complain of ‘dictatorial,’ ‘directive,’ and ‘autocratic’ leadership “In an audit published Thursday, the U.S. State Department’s Office of Inspector General described wide-ranging concerns about the management approach taken by the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Health Diplomacy [(OGAC)], which provides leadership for the U.S.…

Ambassador Deborah Birx Discusses PEPFAR Priorities, Funding In Devex Interview

Devex: PEPFAR seeks coordination with other aid donors, says U.S. AIDS chief “Ambassador Deborah Birx, the U.S. global AIDS coordinator, says she is not worried about the Trump administration’s repeated proposals to slash her budget, but that is not stopping her from looking for other sources of funding wherever she…

Washington Post Examines Kenya’s Blood Supply, Impact Of PEPFAR Aid Transition

Washington Post: Kenya’s blood banks are running dry after the U.S. ended aid — and a baby’s life is at risk “…The country had relied for years almost entirely on U.S. aid for its state-run blood transfusion service, but the funding was discontinued in September. The director of the service,…