PEPFAR, South African Partnership Laying Foundation For Healthier Future
Huffington Post: The Power of Partnership: Extraordinary Progress, Lessons Learned and Great Hope for the Future in South Africa
Deborah von Zinkernagel, acting global AIDS coordinator, Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator
“…Our health partnership with South Africa is becoming a model for other PEPFAR-supported countries. Like any new concept, there are challenges along the way and important lessons to be learned. Throughout the partnership’s evolution, we have never lost sight of our primary shared goals: to enable more people in need of HIV/AIDS services to receive them, and those who already receive these services to continue doing so. Strong partnerships with many diverse stakeholders are vital to achieving these goals. That is why PEPFAR continues to work with national, provincial, and local governments; academic institutions; non-government organizations; civil society; and the private sector in South Africa and other countries to drive innovation toward a more effective, efficient, and durable HIV and TB response…” (1/9).