PEPFAR Using Data To Effectively Target Resources, Help Achieve AIDS-Free Generation For Women, Children
Huffington Post: Preventing New HIV Infections, Saving Lives
Deborah L. Birx, U.S. global AIDS coordinator and U.S. special representative for global health diplomacy
“…PEPFAR is proud of its contributions to reducing new HIV infections among children, expanding access to [antiretroviral treatment (ART)] for adults and children, and preventing new infections among adolescent girls and young women. … To achieve epidemic control, and ultimately an AIDS-free generation, PEPFAR is using data to target our resources to the highest burden geographic areas and populations, bringing more HIV/AIDS services, including for PMTCT, to where they are needed most. … To reach the day when no child acquires HIV, when every adolescent girl and young woman can reach adulthood HIV-free, and when all children living with HIV/AIDS have access to lifesaving ART — we must follow the data, and use it to focus, refine, and accelerate our efforts. We can get there, but it will take all of us, pulling together, to make it happen” (7/17).