Ambassador Birx Highlights International Women’s Day, Discusses PEPFAR’s Efforts to Address HIV Among Young Women, Girls
U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: International Women’s Day 2017: A Time for Action
Deborah Birx, ambassador-at-large, coordinator of U.S. government activities to combat HIV/AIDS, and U.S. special representative for global health diplomacy, highlights International Women’s Day, and discusses girls’ vulnerability to HIV and PEPFAR’s efforts to address HIV, especially among this population. Birx writes, “PEPFAR’s efforts, alongside our many partners, are changing the very course of the HIV/AIDS pandemic. … Ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 is possible, but only if we empower, protect, and support adolescent girls and young women…” (3/7).