New PEPFAR Partnership Will Help Prevent HIV Among Girls, Young Women In Eastern, Southern Africa
Huffington Post: PEPFAR, Nike Foundation and Gates Foundation Partnership Restores Hope for an AIDS-free Future for Girls
Deborah Birx, ambassador-at-large and coordinator of U.S. government activities to combat global HIV/AIDS
“…Despite success in other areas, like prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission, HIV prevention efforts to date have not successfully addressed the many challenges that make young women and adolescent girls particularly vulnerable to infection. … That is why the United States (U.S.) is proud to launch a new partnership, through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the Nike Foundation, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which will — for the first time — scale-up a core package of evidence-based interventions to address the many interlocking challenges that face adolescent girls and young women in the hardest hit countries in Eastern and Southern Africa…” (12/9).