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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…

Commemorating World AIDS Day

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Today, Obama Administration officials and leaders in the AIDS community will speak at a World AIDS Day event at the White House to reflect on the lessons learned and the path forward in the fight against HIV and AIDS in the United States and around the world. The White House World AIDS Day Event will…

Obama Administration’s Pledge to Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis

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As part of America’s leadership in saving lives and alleviating suffering around the world, the United States announced today that it intends to make an unprecedented three-year pledge of support to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The pledge is tied to the call for smart investments and shared responsibility to reach…