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HIV Policy Alignment with International Standards in PEPFAR Countries

This issue brief assesses how the HIV policy landscapes in PEPFAR countries compare to international standards and recommendations. Additionally, we look at the HIV policy landscapes in PEPFAR countries as compared to peer countries. These comparisons are done at the overall, category, and policy indicator level.

Economic Impact of COVID-19 on PEPFAR Countries

The COVID-19 has exacted a significant toll on the global economy. This new analysis looks at the economic impacts in PEPFAR countries finding that these countries generally fared worse than their economic and regional peers. In addition, the projected economic growth in these countries remains below pre-pandemic levels.

The U.S. Government & Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance

This fact sheet examines the Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance (also known as Gavi), an independent, public-private partnership and multilateral funding mechanism that aims to increase access to immunization in poor countries, and explores the role the U.S. government plays in supporting the partnership.

The Helms Amendment and Abortion Laws in Countries Receiving U.S. Global Health Assistance

This brief examines abortion laws in countries that received certain U.S. foreign assistance to better understand the implications of the Helms Amendment (which prohibits the use of foreign assistance to pay for the performance of abortion as a method of family planning or to motivate or coerce any person to practice abortion) for abortion access globally.

The U.S. Congress and Global Health: A Primer

This primer provides an overview of congressional engagement in global health. It examines the structure of Congress and its role and key activities in global health. It then illustrates these by examining two global health examples: the creation and evolution of PEPFAR and the 2014/2015 Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

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