The Lancet Profiles PEPFAR’s Successes, Challenges At 15 Years
The Lancet: PEPFAR at 15 years
“15 years after then-U.S. President George W. Bush launched the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), … U.S. officials and HIV/AIDS analysts alike still commend its vastly important contributions. Its strategy for the future, they say, offers substantial hope that the global pandemic can be brought under control. Marking PEPFAR’s 15th anniversary in May, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo described it as ‘money well spent.’ … Ambassador Deborah Birx, U.S. global AIDS coordinator and U.S. special representative for global health diplomacy, told The Lancet that PEPFAR has flourished through three presidential administrations and eight U.S. Congresses, and has made the U.S. government the world’s largest bilateral donor to the global HIV/AIDS response…” (Webster, 7/21).