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World Tuberculosis Day: Fighting the TB/HIV Epidemics Through PEPFAR

Two clinicians examining x-rays for signs of TB

Today, we join the international community in recognizing World Tuberculosis (TB) Day. Addressing TB is a major part of the work of the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), as TB is the most common opportunistic infection and the leading cause of death among people living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa. In 2009,…

PEPFAR Programs Support African Efforts to Fight Global AIDS

AIDS wall mural from Johannesburg, South Africa

I just returned from a visit to three African nations, where I saw encouraging gains in the fight against HIV. In these countries, the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is enabling countries to take leadership of the fight against HIV for their people. In Johannesburg, South Africa, I was part of a…

Moving Forward on Gender: PEPFAR’s Plans

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This past week, we celebrated 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 highlighted its work in addressing gender and the…

PEPFAR’s Gender Challenge Fund: At the Intersection of Gender and HIV

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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 is highlighting its work in addressing gender and the…

PEPFAR Partners in Global Effort To Eliminate Sexual Violence Against Girls

Sillouette of person from Congo

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

Mother and child in a clinic

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,…