PEPFAR Celebrates its 10-Year Anniversary: Millionth Baby Born HIV-Free
In a tribute to the success of PEPFAR (the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief), Secretary Kerry announced that the one-millionth baby would be born HIV-free in June 2013 due to PEPFAR-supported prevention of mother-to-child transmission programs. Read more. CDC joins the PEPFAR family in celebrating this milestone with the release of its 2013 Global HIV/AIDS Program Update describing CDC’s key contributions to PEPFAR. For more information on this momentous celebration, please see the PEPFAR 10-Year Anniversary Fact Sheet and an insightful blog by Ambassador Goosby.
Global HIV/AIDS Program Update 2013
‘Using Science to Save Lives: CDC and the Fight against Global HIV/AIDS’ describes progress made by the United States and the world community to save millions of lives and turn the tide in the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
New Institutes of Medicine (IOM) Report: Evaluation of PEPFAR
This 650-page assessment was released by IOM on February 20, 2013. Ambassador Eric Goosby, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, called the new report "a strong validation of PEPFAR’s ongoing commitment to saving lives through smart investments."
With over 60 years of expertise in fighting diseases, CDC plays a critical role in helping Ministries of Health in partner countries build strong, sustainable programs that respond effectively to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. CDC is a key partner in the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and is supporting over 75 countries.
Recent scientific breakthroughs now point the way to achieving an AIDS-free generation.
Through PEPFAR, CDC helps to accelerate progress toward achieving the U.S. policy imperative to achieve an AIDS-free generation.