Polly Dunford, the Director of the U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID) Office of HIV/AIDS, joined us at AIDS 2018 today to discuss the critical global work the agency is doing to serve people living with HIV and prevent new transmissions. Her colleague at USAID, Rachel Smidt, conducted the interview. View their conversation below.
USAID is the federal government agency that leads international development and humanitarian efforts to save lives, reduce poverty, strengthen democratic governance and help people progress beyond assistance. Read more about the work of USAID's Office of HIV/AIDS.
During the live interview on Facebook, Ms. Dunford discussed USAID's efforts to improve its supply chain to decrease the time needed to transport and distribute HIV medications where they are needed most. She also discussed the agency's work to improve program sustainability by building partnerships with both government and civil society organizations in countries that receive funds through the President's Emergency Program for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).