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Peace Corps Volunteers Contribute to Sustainable Responses to the HIV/AIDS Epidemic

carriepeacecorps

For over 50 years, more than 200,000 Peace Corps Volunteers in 139 countries have worked to make communities around the world healthier and stronger. Volunteers work on projects ranging from sanitation, to malaria, maternal health, and HIV prevention—often impacting an entire community, village, or school at a time. Today, a major area of Volunteer service…

What Africa Teaches Us: PEPFAR’s Transformation of the U.S. Domestic HIV Response

Dr. Shannon Hader

From July 22-27, people from around the world will converge on Washington, DC for the 2012 International AIDS Conference. The conference will return to the U.S. for the first time in more than 20 years. It’s fitting that the conference is taking place in the District, which is grappling with our own HIV battle. The…

Improving the Quality of Health Services for the Haitian People

Haiti PEPFAR

Last week, I was proud to take part in a joint mission to Haiti with leaders from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund), including Mark Edington, its Head of Country Programs. We signed a Partnership Framework to support Haiti’s Health Strategy, which you can read about in this post. We…

AIDS 2012: Key Lessons from a Decade of Action on Global AIDS, and the Way Forward

Ambassador Goosby Video

The XIX International AIDS Conference , known as AIDS 2012, will take place July 22-27, 2012 in Washington, DC. Anticipating the conference, yesterday I spoke at the Brookings Institution on some of the lessons learned from the first decade of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) that can inform future efforts on AIDS…

Looking to AIDS 2012: Turning the Tide Together

Eric Goosby 120

Editor’s Note: With less than a month away from the XIX International AIDS Conference, we are reposting the following blog post to raise awareness around the U.S. global response to HIV/AIDS. For the first time in over 20 years, the biannual International AIDS Conference will take place on American soil. From July 22-27, AIDS 2012…

Protecting Mothers and Children From HIV: A Call to Action

Mother Child South Africa

At this point in history, there is no reason why children should be born with HIV. Yet 390,000 infants around the globe were born with the virus in 2010. Science has long established that providing mothers with antiretroviral drugs can prevent them from transmitting the virus to their children — as well as keeping the…

Innovation in Development: The Peace Corps Global Health Service Partnership

Buck Buckingham moderating the Global Health Service Partnership panel

In a major lecture delivered on December 13, 2011, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Ambassador Eric Goosby described vital ways that United States health care professionals are working in developing nations to train more doctors, nurses and midwives and to support medical research. He concluded, “When I talk about doing development differently, these programs focused on…

Winning the Fight Against HIV in Children

Rajiv Shah

Over thirty years ago, when the fight against HIV first began, the outlook for tackling the pandemic was bleak. Across the world, AIDS was seen as a death sentence. Within just a few years, it had devastated communities from the United States to South Africa. But the world continued to fight, and the past three…