Devex AIDS 2018 Coverage Includes Interview With PEPFAR’s Deborah Birx, Examines Role Of Faith-Based Organizations In HIV Efforts

Devex: AIDS 2018
“Each year, more than 15,000 global health professionals, advocates, and policymakers come together for the International AIDS Conference to connect and inform the future of AIDS and HIV prevention, management, and cure through the lens of innovation, science, and advocacy. Follow our coverage to learn what the world’s largest global health gathering mean for our industry’s professionals” (7/23).

Devex: Ambassador Birx on PEPFAR’s budget, country ownership, and how to tackle the epidemic
“…Ambassador Deborah Birx, the U.S. global AIDS coordinator … sat down with Devex to discuss budget constraints, the new strategy, efficiencies, and how PEPFAR is increasing country ownership as the program looks ahead to tackling the challenges ahead…” (Saldinger, 7/23).

Devex: Christians and the new age of AIDS
“…PEPFAR’s leaders have set about trying to reinvigorate the initiative’s relationship with churches and communities of faith in the countries where U.S. HIV and AIDS programs operate, while some of PEPFAR’s most influential evangelical backers still face questions about how they draw the lines between faith, science, and human rights. … Shepherd and Anita Smith were among the early voices who sought to fill that vacuum and point the church toward a more constructive approach…” (Igoe, 7/23).

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