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The Story on the Ground: PEPFAR and Global Fund Collaboration in Zambia

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PEPFAR and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria have become the world’s most powerful force in the fight against HIV/AIDS, working together to drastically increase antiretroviral coverage, build capacity, and save and improve millions of lives. The collaboration between the two organizations alone has raised ARV coverage in developing nations from near…

Military Medicine’s Contribution to an AIDS-free Generation

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As we look forward to World AIDS Day this year, I’m amazed at how far we’ve come in the battle against HIV and how effectively U.S. government agencies continue to work collaboratively towards an AIDS-free generation. At the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) HIV/AIDS Prevention Program (DHAPP) we support HIV prevention programs around the world— in…

Celebrating World AIDS Day: A Commitment to Country Ownership

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As World AIDS Day 2012 approaches, it is a timely opportunity to reflect on what we learned at this year’s International AIDS Conference . It’s also a moment to recognize what we as Americans are doing – and the progress we are making – to help the world end its chapter on AIDS. The United…

Peace Corps Observes International Men’s Day

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In much of the developing world, men retain significant authority over many aspects of family and community life. Without men, we don’t have healthy communities. Men frequently control decisions about access to resources that either limit – or expand – access to education, health and social support services for women and girls. Men may –…

Peace Corps Recognizes World AIDS Day

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World AIDS Day provides an opportunity for Peace Corps volunteers to share the grassroots work that they do year-round in fighting AIDS.  Recognized annually on December 1, World AIDS Day aims to raise awareness, decrease stigma, and honor those who have died of AIDS.  Peace Corps volunteers work with local partners to educate their communities…

Peace Corps Volunteers Know: Access to Safe Water + Handwashing = Lives Saved

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Editor’s Note: According to the Pew Internet & American Life Project, 85% of Americans age 18 and older own a cell phone and nearly half (45%) of all Americans now own smartphones. That means we’re holding mobile devices in our hands—and often up to our faces and mouths—for a good portion of our day. It’s…

Secretary Clinton Recognizes Progress on Shared Responsibility for AIDS Response

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Today at the United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York, Secretary Clinton spoke of the shared responsibility of the world to defeat HIV/AIDS. At an event organized by African Union President Yayi of Benin, she highlighted growing African leadership against the disease — an encouraging development as we pursue the goal of an AIDS-free generation. Secretary…

Putting Children Front and Center in the Response to HIV/AIDS

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This week at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, world leaders are coming together to move the world’s health and development agenda forward. Among the key agenda items is securing a better future for children — which is also a central focus of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). Meeting the…