PEPFAR Serves As Example Of Well-Executed Bipartisan Global Health Initiative

Huffington Post: The Benefits of Bipartisanship
Deborah L. Birx, ambassador-at-large and coordinator of U.S. government activities to combat HIV/AIDS

“…Last Friday, former U.S. Senators Tom Daschle and Bill Frist launched a landmark [Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC)] report entitled: ‘The Case for Strategic Health Diplomacy: A Study of PEPFAR.’ In it, they argue that ‘There is no better example of the power of a well-executed global health initiative than the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.’ … [T]he report asserts that PEPFAR is not only the right thing to do — it’s also the smart, strategic, and secure thing. … PEPFAR is firmly focused on preventing new HIV infections, saving lives, and partnering with countries to control their epidemics and, ultimately, achieve an AIDS-free generation. And as Senators Daschle and Frist affirm, ‘Healthier populations build more prosperous societies, more competent institutions, and more stable governments.’ I couldn’t agree more” (11/9).

The KFF Daily Global Health Policy Report summarized news and information on global health policy from hundreds of sources, from May 2009 through December 2020. All summaries are archived and available via search.

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Headquarters: 185 Berry St., Suite 2000, San Francisco, CA 94107 | Phone 650-854-9400
Washington Offices and Barbara Jordan Conference Center: 1330 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005 | Phone 202-347-5270 | Email Alerts: | |

Filling the need for trusted information on national health issues, the Kaiser Family Foundation is a nonprofit organization based in San Francisco, California.