PEPFAR Releases Important New Strategy to End the HIV/AIDS Pandemic & More
First, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) commemorated World AIDS Day 2022 yesterday with the announcement of a new five-year strategy: Fulfilling America’s Promise to End the HIV/AIDS Pandemic by 2030, which sets a bold vision for ending HIV/AIDS as a global health threat. The strategy, released ahead of PEPFAR’s 20th anniversary in 2023, centers on collaboration and partnership to confront the challenge of HIV/AIDS in the wake of other emerging health threats. Read the five-year strategy here.
PEPFAR also released its latest global program results, which detail the tremendous impact that PEPFAR has made, including the 25 million lives that have been saved globally. View the latest global program results here (PDF, 918KB) .
In a press release, PEPFAR reaffirmed its commitment to the global fight against HIV/AIDS, and particularly to address health disparities among communities that have been disproportionately affected by multiple pandemics. As Ambassador Dr. John Nkengasong, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Special Representative for Health Diplomacy, noted: “We have to remember, we’re fighting the virus, not the people. Inequities are one of the biggest barriers to ending the HIV/AIDS pandemic.”
Ambassador Dr. John Nkengasong, who leads PEPFAR, released a statement yesterday in honor of World AIDS Day, reaffirming PEPFAR’s commitment to continue the global fight against HIV/AIDS.
“We have a bold vision for fighting HIV/AIDS in partner countries, contributing to greater global health security over the next five years and we will leverage the unique contributions of the PEPFAR implementing agencies and all of our partners to accelerate the response to end the HIV/AIDS pandemic as a public health threat by 2030.” - Ambassador Dr. John Nkengasong.
Read the full statement here.
Secondly, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), a key implementing partner of PEPFAR, also recognized the day with a statement and other content highlighting the agency’s work to ensure that all people have equitable access to life-saving HIV prevention and treatment services.
Read the statement here.
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