PEPFAR Joins Gates, Nike Foundations To Launch Initiative To Ensure AIDS-Free Generation For Women, Girls

Huffington Post: Right Things. Right Places. Right Now.
Deborah L. Birx, ambassador-at-large and coordinator of the U.S. Government Activities to Combat HIV/AIDS

“Right things. Right places. Right now. Six simple words that are strategically guiding the largest U.S. foreign assistance program — PEPFAR — the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. … PEPFAR joined with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Nike Foundation to launch the $210 million DREAMS Partnership to ensure that adolescent girls and young women have an opportunity to live Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored, and Safe lives. DREAMS will provide a core package of evidence-based interventions that have successfully addressed HIV risk behaviors, HIV transmission, and gender-based violence combined with intense ongoing evaluation to measure impact and ensure the ability to continually improve programs. … While the epidemic is not yet over, we can see an AIDS-free generation on the horizon, but we must run toward it with the focus to succeed. And what better reason is there than that to keep us all moving forward” (4/6).

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