Translating Science Into Service Delivery To Achieve Clinton’s Vision Of An AIDS-Free Generation
In this post in the Huffington Post’s “Impact” blog, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Ambassador Eric Goosby responds to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s speech on HIV/AIDS given at the NIH on Wednesday, in which she called for an “AIDS-free generation,” writing that “her vision was an affirmation of the progress made over the past decade, and a mandate to redouble our efforts with global partners to bring the latest scientific advances to bear in order to save lives.”
Goosby recaps scientific evidence supporting combination prevention strategies, expresses U.S. “support [for] an optimal mix of HIV prevention interventions in each country,” and writes that the goal of creating an AIDS-free generation “requires us to utilize the many tools that we have acquired through scientific discovery and practical experience in innovative ways. It demands that we do business differently, by adapting our programs to embrace new evidence and opportunities.” He highlights the “need to strengthen country ownership of AIDS programs” and “for other donors to step up their efforts, including by supporting and strengthening the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria,” and concludes, “I know that through the dedication of PEPFAR teams around the world, and of our many global partners from all sectors, we will” carry Clinton’s vision forward (11/9).