U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Reflects On PEPFAR’s Efforts Over Past 15 Years
U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: #PEPFAR15: 15 Years of Saving Lives through American Generosity and Partnerships
Ambassador Deborah Birx, U.S. global AIDS coordinator and U.S. special representative for global health diplomacy at the U.S. Department of State, reflects on PEPFAR’s efforts over the past 15 years, writing, “We are proud that PEPFAR is widely regarded as one of the most effective and efficient U.S. foreign assistance programs. … For the first time in modern history, we have the opportunity to control a pandemic without a vaccine or a cure, and lay the groundwork for eventually eliminating or eradicating HIV. Thanks to the American people and American leadership, we are closer than ever to ending AIDS as a public health threat around the world” (2/6).