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PEPFAR is Saving Lives in Africa

PEPFAR is Saving Lives in Africa

Africa: PEPFAR Is Saving Lives and Changing the Course of the Epidemic PEPFAR.gov 11/30/2016 11:31 PM EST New PEPFAR data show for the first time that the AIDS epidemic is becoming controlled in older adults and babies in three key African countries – Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe – where the program has significantly invested. New […]

President’s Malaria Initiative Country in Focus: Nigeria

Story: pmi.gov PMI October 2016 E-Newsletter Country in Focus – Nigeria With a population of about 186 million, Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa, and 100% of the population is at risk of malaria infection. Two countries, Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of Congo, account for over 35% of total estimated malaria deaths. […]

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PEPFAR and AstraZeneca Launch Partnership Across HIV and Hypertension Services in Africa

Announced in the lead up to the U.N. General Assembly, $10 million joint investment supports SDG 3 Washington, D.C. – The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca today announced a $10 million (subject to the availability of funds), five-year global public-private partnership that will expand access to HIV/AIDS and […]

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PEPFAR Welcomes the Return of the International HIV/AIDS Conference to Africa

Department of State Washington, DC International Health Issues: PEPFAR Welcomes the Return of the International HIV/AIDS Conference to Africa 07/18/2016 07:30 AM EDT PEPFAR Invests $85 Million to Drive Innovation for Adolescent Girls and Young Women This week, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) joins thousands of partners for the 21st International […]

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PEPFAR and DREAMS Partners Announce Winners of the DREAMS Innovation Challenge

File Photo Department of State Washington, DC International Health Issues: PEPFAR and DREAMS Partners Announce Winners of the $85 Million DREAMS Innovation Challenge 07/18/2016 07:30 AM EDT $40 Million Targeted on Keeping Girls in Secondary School Durban, South Africa – Today, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR); Janssen Pharmaceutica NV (Janssen), one […]

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UNAIDS and PEPFAR Announce Reduction in New HIV Infections in Africa

International Health Issues: UNAIDS and PEPFAR Announce Dramatic Reductions in New HIV Infections Among Children in the 21 Countries Most Affected by HIV in Africa Concerted global efforts have led to a 60% drop in new infections among children, which has averted 1.2 million new HIV infections among children in 21 priority countries since 2009 […]

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PEPFAR Announces New Partners and Investments in DREAMS

Department of State Washington, DC December 1, 2015 Johnson & Johnson, Gilead Sciences, and ViiV Healthcare Join the U.S President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief to Reduce HIV Infections in Adolescent Girls and Young Women The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and a number of private sector partners today announced new investments […]

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World Health Organization Reports Positive Trends in Fight Against Ebola

Story & Picture Courtesy of AFRICA UPDATE – October Vol. 3 Office of U.S. Representative Karen Bass Washington, DC In early October, World Health Organization (WHO) reporting indicates a positive trend toward abating the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The WHO’s latest “Ebola Situation Report” indicates that there are no confirmed new cases of Ebola […]

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Ambassador Jenkins Attends Regional Health Meeting in Sierra Leone

Office of the Spokesperson Department of State Washington, DC October 15, 2015 Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins, Special Envoy and Coordinator for Threat Reduction Programs, will be in Freetown, Sierra Leone on October 15 – 16, 2015 to attend a meeting hosted by the African Society for Laboratory Safety and the World Health Organization Regional Office for […]

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PEPFAR Annual Treatment Report

International Health Issues: The President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief’s (PEPFAR) Annual Treatment Report 10/05/2015 03:26 PM EDT Background: The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) represents America’s commitment to saving lives and the shared responsibility of all global partners toward achieving an AIDS-free generation. The rapid expansion of access to antiretroviral treatment […]

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