Health Policy Project Report Examines Civil Society Engagement With PEPFAR

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Thanks for listening, PEPFAR, but could you come a little closer? Civil society members answer questions on HIV response planning
Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses PEPFAR’s guidance for country and regional planning, released in February 2015, and a follow-up report, titled “PEPFAR 2015 COP Civil Society Engagement Analysis” and produced by the Health Policy Project. This report, released in September, “is the result of surveys administered to civil society representatives in 29 countries as well as follow-up interviews. The answers, collected in July and August, indicate that participants welcomed the chance to strengthen local HIV program planning with their input, but frequently met frustrations in doing so…” (11/19).