U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Recognizes World AIDS Day 2018, PEPFAR Achievements, Announcement
U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: World AIDS Day 2018 — PEPFAR Reauthorized and 17 Million Lives Saved
Ambassador Deborah Birx, U.S. global AIDS coordinator and U.S. special representative for global health diplomacy, recognizes World AIDS Day, which takes place annually on December 1, and discusses the achievements of PEPFAR, including the initiative’s latest results and congressional reauthorization. Birx also highlights the announcement of a U.S. investment of $100 million, “subject to congressional notification, [to] support innovative approaches to reaching young men, adolescent girls and young women, and HIV-positive children with HIV prevention and treatment services, including by leveraging the unique capacities and compassion of faith-based organizations and communities” (11/30).