Bush Signs Historic Bill Reauthorizing PEPFAR
President Bush signs legislation
reauthorizing PEPFAR for
another five years
WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Bush has signed into law legislation that reauthorizes the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief through 2013.
The new legislation dramatically increases the financial commitment from the U.S. to this global fight – authorizing up to $48 billion to combat HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria over the next five years.
At the signing ceremony on July 30, President Bush said, "Defeating HIV/AIDS once and for all will require an unprecedented investment over generations. But it is an investment that yields the best possible return – saved lives." He added that "HIV/AIDS is still one of the world's greatest humanitarian challenges, no question about it. But it is a challenge we're meeting."... Continued »