Continued Leadership On PEPFAR, Global Fund Critical To Achieving AIDS-Related Goals

“The world has made huge progress against HIV in the past decade, thanks in large part to American leadership. Last week, Congress continued that commitment by confirming Ambassador Deborah Birx as the head of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR),” Michael Deich, director of policy and government affairs at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, writes in the foundation’s “Impatient Optimists” blog. “As the world transitions from the successful implementation of an emergency response to AIDS to the equally important job of building sustained access to HIV prevention and treatment, continued leadership from PEPFAR and the Global Fund will be critical. We look forward to working with Ambassador Birx and her team, affected communities, and many other partners to ensure that the world maximizes the human impact of every dollar invested in HIV,” he writes (4/7).