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PEPFAR, Elton John Foundation Announce New Public-Private Partnership

News outlets report on an announcement by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and singer and activist Elton John on a new HIV/AIDS partnership between PEPFAR and the Elton John Foundation.

Metro Weekly: Elton John and PEPFAR team up to fight HIV/AIDS
“Secretary Kerry announced that the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, or PEPFAR, will be collaborating with the Elton John AIDS Foundation in a $7 million partnership, which, Secretary Kerry stated, will ‘help bring additional assistance to people and help us meet this goal of an AIDS-free generation,’ adding, ‘We’re going to continue to work together to bring this help to all those folks, particularly in the LGBT community, who need this particular assistance…'” (Marr, 10/24).

Reuters: Elton John joins with U.S. agencies on new AIDS program
“British singer and activist Elton John said on Friday a new $7 million partnership between his foundation and U.S. government agencies will help create an AIDS-free society but urged more work to reach that goal…” (Wroughton, 10/25).

Science Speaks: PEPFAR/Elton John AIDS Foundation partner to expand services to men who have sex with men, transgender people in southern Africa
“United States Secretary of State John Kerry and Sir Elton John [announced] the launch of a public-private partnership to expand services to men who have sex with men, and to transgender individuals. It is not the first public-private partnership PEPFAR has announced, and indications are that more, specifically targeted ones will come…” (Barton, 10/24).

U.S. Department of State: Remarks With Sir Elton John Before Their Meeting
“…[I]t’s my pleasure today to be able to announce a $7 million partnership between PEPFAR and the Elton John Foundation which will help bring additional assistance to people and help us meet this goal of an AIDS-free generation…” (10/24).

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