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Eric Goosby

Ambassador, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator 

PEPFAR Partners in Global Effort To Eliminate Sexual Violence Against Girls

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This week, we celebrate International Women’s Day. According to the World Health Organization, HIV/AIDS is the leading cause of death among women between the ages of 15-44, and nearly 60 percent of the people living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa are women. Throughout the week, PEPFAR will be highlighting its work in addressing gender and…

Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission: Creating Better Health for Women, Children, and Families

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This week, we celebrate International Women’s Day. According to the World Health Organization, HIV/AIDS is the leading cause of death among women between the ages of 15-44, and nearly 60 percent of the people living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa are women. Throughout the week, PEPFAR will be highlighting its work in addressing gender and…

Dr. Eric Goosby’s Story: Fighting HIV/AIDS Around the Globe

Ambassador Eric Goosby

Ed. Note: This post is part of the Celebrating Black History Month series, which highlights African Americans from across the Administration whose work contributes to the President's goals for winning the future. I live by the motto “To Live and To Serve.” In addition to the great influence of my mother and father, this perspective…

Reaction to the Death of Ugandan LGBT Activist David Kato

David Kato

The United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) mourns the tragic loss of David Kato. As noted in the powerful statements issued by President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, David was at the forefront of the fight for human rights for all Ugandans, including members of Uganda’s lesbian, gay,…

Building on What Works: U.S. HIV/AIDS Programs Forge Haiti Earthquake Response

Ambassador Eric Goosby

When the tragic earthquake hit Haiti nearly one year ago, the United States government was able to immediately respond thanks in part to the existing health infrastructure. This infrastructure was in place from our years of working with the Haitian government to address Haiti's HIV/AIDS epidemic. Since 2004, the U.S. has been a strong supporter…

A Year of Saving Lives Through Smart Investments

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From the day it was first announced nearly eight years ago until today, the story of PEPFAR — the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief — has been one that demonstrates the generosity of the American people in the fight against AIDS. The year 2010 provided many reasons for hope about the future of the…

PEPFAR Participation in the International AIDS Conference

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From July 18 to 23, I will lead the U.S. Government delegation to the XVIII International AIDS Conference in Vienna, Austria. This year's meeting is particularly important for those of us involved in the fight against global AIDS. Working together, the global community has made tremendous progress on HIV/AIDS, thanks in large part to U.S….

U.S. Health Partners Play Key Role in Haiti Earthquake Response

Heath Workers in Haiti

For many years, the U.S. Government has been partnering with the people of Haiti in the fight against HIV/AIDS. In fiscal year 2009, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) provided more than $125 million to support comprehensive HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care programs in Haiti. Following the tragic earthquake in Haiti, PEPFAR…