The Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator manages PEPFAR. The Coordinator is appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate to coordinate and oversee the U.S. global response to HIV/AIDS. Reporting directly to the Secretary of State, the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator:
- Leads the U.S. Government's international HIV/AIDS efforts;
- Ensures program and policy coordination among the relevant USG agencies and departments and nongovernmental organizations, avoiding duplication of effort;
- Pursues coordination with other countries and international organizations;
- Resolves policy, program, and funding disputes among the relevant USG agencies and departments;
- Directly approves all activities of the United States relating to combating HIV/AIDS in 15 focus countries; and
- Promotes program accountability and monitor progress toward meeting the Emergency Plan's goals.
Global Health Initiative
PEPFAR is the cornerstone and largest component of the U.S. President’s Global Health Initiative (GHI). GHI is the umbrella that links the efforts of U.S. Government health programming into a unified health strategy. GHI pulls together U.S. Government efforts to dramatically reduce the burden of illness and death from some of the world’s most devastating diseases: HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, and neglected tropical diseases. GHI has also established ambitious goals to address unacceptable rates of maternal and child mortality. In addition, GHI is working to expand local capacity and self-sufficiency in partner countries. A complete list of targets can be found on GHI.gov.
PEPFAR 3.0 Controlling the Epidemic: Delivering on the Promise of an AIDS-free Generation documents PEPFAR’s progress and unveils the program’s strategy for working with partners to achieve an AIDS-free generation. As explained in the report, PEPFAR has moved from phase 1 (2003-2007) the emergency response phase that brought HIV prevention, treatment and care services to millions to phase 2 (2008-2012) the sustainability phase, where PEPFAR worked with partner countries among other partners to address the epidemic. The program is now in phase 3 (2013-present) and is focused on transparency and accountability for impact, as well as accelerating core interventions for epidemic control. PEPFAR is investing resources strategically and geographically to reach populations at greatest risk with evidence-based programs. The report also provides insight into PEPFAR’s five Action Agendasthe foundation on which an AIDS-free generation will be achieved. The Action Agendas are:
- Impact Action Agenda focusing resources to control the epidemic.
- Efficiency Action Agenda saving lives through smart investments.
- Sustainability Action Agenda sharing responsibility and ensuring maximum coordination with host countries.
- Partnership Action Agenda working with partners to achieve an AIDS-free generation.
- Human Rights Action Agenda securing, protecting, and promoting human rights.
For more information, see PEPFAR’s Strategy.
Learn about the U.S. government agencies that have come together in the common cause of turning the tide against the HIV/AIDS pandemic.
View information about PEPFAR-supported efforts and related resources in participating countries.
PEPFAR's Program Results
Annually, PEPFAR reports on results achieved by its programs across the range of prevention, treatment and care programs. Reflecting America’s commitment to saving lives affected by HIV/AIDS, PEPFAR is supporting countries in providing HIV prevention, treatment and care to their people.