The U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

The U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Please visit www.pepfar.gov for official source of information about the U.S.President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. The U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is the U.S.

Government initiative to help save the lives of those at risk from HIV/AIDS around the world. This historic commitment is the largest by any nation to combat a single disease internationally, and PEPFAR investments also help build health systems to alleviate suffering from other diseases. PEPFAR is driven by a shared responsibility among donor and partner nations and others to make smart investments to save lives.

Mission: PEPFAR’s Vision: In order to turn the tide of this global pandemic, PEPFAR will work through partner governments to support sustainable, integrated, and country-led responses to HIV/AIDS. PEPFAR's Goals: 1. Transition from an emergency response to promotion of sustainable country programs. 2. Strengthen partner government capacity to lead the response to this epidemic and other health demands. 3. Expand prevention, care, and treatment in both concentrated and generalized epidemics. 4. Integrate and coordinate HIV/AIDS programs with broader global health and development programs to maximize impact on health systems. 5. Invest in innovation and operations research to evaluate impact, improve service delivery and maximize outcomes”

Recognizing the tremendous toll that #COVID19 continues to take around the globe, we are issuing a temporary pause on th...
02/10/2021
Temporary Pause on PEPFAR COP/ROP 2021 Development Due to COVID-19 - United States Department of State

Recognizing the tremendous toll that #COVID19 continues to take around the globe, we are issuing a temporary pause on the PEPFAR Country/Regional Operational Plan (COP/ROP) 2021 development and planning process.

Read more here: https://www.state.gov/temporary-pause-on-pepfar-cop-rop-2021-development-due-to-covid-19/

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, PEPFAR has tracked closely the impact of the pandemic on the countries, teams, and partners we support. Recognizing the tremendous toll that COVID-19 continues to take around the globe, PEPFAR is issuing a temporary pause on the Country/Regional Operatio...

12/17/2020
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The final PEPFAR 2021 Country and Regional Operational Plan (COP/ROP) Guidance is now available!

https://www.state.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/PEPFAR-COP21-Guidance-Final.pdf

"Thanks in large part to nearly two decades of strong bipartisan American leadership and generosity, we are closer than ...
12/02/2020

"Thanks in large part to nearly two decades of strong bipartisan American leadership and generosity, we are closer than ever to controlling the global AIDS epidemic as a public health threat.

Not since the Marshall Plan has the United States brought together critical U.S. government agencies and deployed its financial assistance, ingenuity, and scientific and technical capacity with such scope, scale, and speed as with the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). Much as the Marshall Plan assisted Europe to recover from the ravages
of World War II, PEPFAR has supported over 50 countries in Africa and around the globe to emerge from the
devastation of HIV and move toward a brighter future, all while improving the health and well-being of millions
of people."

In honor of #WorldAIDSDay, we released "Guiding Principles for the Next Phase of PEPFAR." Read it here.

https://www.state.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Guiding-Principles-for-the-Next-Phase-of-PEPFAR.pdf

ICYMI - Watch the full recording of today's #PEPFAR #WorldAIDSDay 2020 Virtual Event with Ambassador Birx and PEPFAR par...
12/01/2020
PEPFAR World AIDS Day 2020 Virtual Event

ICYMI - Watch the full recording of today's #PEPFAR #WorldAIDSDay 2020 Virtual Event with Ambassador Birx and PEPFAR partners from around the world.

https://youtu.be/JcvzGutyWs4

In honor of World AIDS Day 2020, PEPFAR held a virtual event on December 1 featuring Ambassador Deborah L. Birx, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and U.S. Specia...

"This #WorldAIDSDay, as we approach the fortieth anniversary of the first reported cases of AIDS, it is breathtaking to ...
12/01/2020

"This #WorldAIDSDay, as we approach the fortieth anniversary of the first reported cases of AIDS, it is breathtaking to reflect on how far we have come and how far we still need to travel together, as a global community, in saving and improving millions of lives touched by the pandemic.

Over the past 18 years, with strong bipartisan leadership across multiple U.S. presidencies and U.S. congresses, and the incredible generosity of the American people, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has helped transform the HIV response from crisis toward control.

Where AIDS once meant unfathomable death and despair, there is now vibrant life and hope. The figures speak for themselves – 20 million lives saved, millions of HIV infections prevented, and the AIDS epidemic being controlled in a growing number of countries – but the numbers cannot fully capture the magnitude of what the U.S. government has accomplished through PEPFAR, working in close partnership with countries and communities around the world."

Read the full #WorldAIDSDay2020 by Ambassador Deborah L. Birx.

https://www.state.gov/pepfar-world-aids-day-2020-statement/

On #WorldAIDSDay, we are proud to announce that PEPFAR has saved 20 million lives, supported several countries to achiev...
12/01/2020

On #WorldAIDSDay, we are proud to announce that PEPFAR has saved 20 million lives, supported several countries to achieve HIV epidemic control, and significantly strengthened global health security – all in the midst of #COVID19.

As of Sept. 30, 2020, #PEPFAR supports 17.2 million men, women, and children with life-saving antiretroviral therapy—50 percent more than just four years ago. PEPFAR continues to prevent millions of HIV infections through comprehensive interventions – enabling babies to be born HIV-free, empowering adolescent girls and young women, innovating to reach young men, and serving key populations at higher risk.

“With strong bipartisan support, #PEPFAR continues to make the world safer and more secure from HIV and other health threats. Our deep commitment to achieving inclusive, resilient, and sustainable control of the HIV epidemic is as strong as ever.” – Ambassador Deborah L. Birx

https://www.state.gov/pepfar-has-saved-20-million-lives-and-advanced-hiv-gains-despite-covid-19/

Today begins #16days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. We stand with and for women around the world to end all ...
11/25/2020
16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence - United States Department of State

Today begins #16days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. We stand with and for women around the world to end all forms of #GBV. Read our new blog and hear directly from some of our #DREAMS Ambassadors here: https://www.state.gov/16-days-of-activism-against-gender-based-violence

The 2020 Global 16 Days of Activism is a call to action to end the destructive impact of gender-based violence (GBV) in our communities. GBV is a pervasive threat that survives through harmful gender norms and silence, and which has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The United States government #WorldAIDSDay 2020 theme is “Ending the HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Resilience and Impact.” With #WA...
11/17/2020
World AIDS Day 2020: Ending the HIV/AIDS Epidemic Through Resilience and Impact - United States Department of State

The United States government #WorldAIDSDay 2020 theme is “Ending the HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Resilience and Impact.” With #WAD2020 in two weeks, read the latest blog from #PEPFAR and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on how we’re helping to #EndAIDS in the U.S. and around the world.

https://www.state.gov/blogs-pepfar/world-aids-day-2020/

Each year on World AIDS Day (December 1) we take time to reflect upon our worldwide response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic by remembering the millions we’ve lost over the past four decades, celebrating our achievements over the past year, and pledging to work in even more inclusive and innovative ways ...

The Draft #PEPFAR Country Operational Plan 2021 Guidance is now available for public comment through 5:00 EST on Novembe...
11/02/2020

The Draft #PEPFAR Country Operational Plan 2021 Guidance is now available for public comment through 5:00 EST on November 20, 2020.

Your comments are welcome and encouraged! We recommend that you are as specific as possible in your submission.

To let your voice be heard, please visit: https://www.pepfar.net/sites/public/Lists/COP21PublicTracker/NewForm.aspx

Today is International #DayOfTheGirl. On #IDG2020 and everyday, we celebrate girls everywhere who are using their voices...
10/11/2020
International Day of the Girl: Creating a More Just, Equitable Future for Girls - United States Department of State

Today is International #DayOfTheGirl. On #IDG2020 and everyday, we celebrate girls everywhere who are using their voices to create a more equal future!

Check out our new blog to learn more: https://www.state.gov/dipnote-u-s-department-of-state-official-blog/international-day-of-the-girl-creating-a-more-just-equitable-future-for-girls/

This year, the International Day of the Girl (IDG) – October 11 – comes at a time of great uncertainty. In many countries, girls are facing multiple threats, including COVID-19, HIV, and gender-based violence (GBV). While HIV and GBV are longstanding challenges, the impact of COVID-19 is newly e...

We are proud to launch the 2020 PEPFAR Annual Report to Congress.  "Seventeen years ago, when the U.S. President’s Emerg...
09/04/2020

We are proud to launch the 2020 PEPFAR Annual Report to Congress.

"Seventeen years ago, when the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) began, an HIV diagnosis was a death sentence in many parts of the world. Now, we have the historic opportunity to make what once seemed impossible possible: controlling and ultimately ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic – community by community.

Since 2003, the U.S. government has saved more than 18 million lives and prevented millions of HIV infections through PEPFAR. Working together with our partners in more than 50 countries, we have moved the HIV/AIDS epidemic from crisis toward control. Globally, PEPFAR has helped replace death and despair with vibrant life and hope."

Read the full report:https://www.state.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/PEPFAR2020ARC.pdf

08/28/2020

Vaccines save lives & keep us healthy.

Diseases once feared worldwide are under control, and in some places eradicated, because of vaccines.

#PEPFAR remains committed to #EndHIV by continuing research to find a #vaccine for #HIV.

http://ow.ly/fxJx50AQpX0

#DREAMS has reduced new HIV diagnoses among adolescent girls and young women by 25 percent or more in nearly all regions...
08/24/2020
DREAMS Country Fact Sheets - United States Department of State

#DREAMS has reduced new HIV diagnoses among adolescent girls and young women by 25 percent or more in nearly all regions implementing the partnership.

Check out the newly released country fact sheets: http://ow.ly/NNrW50ALlA8

DREAMS Country Fact Sheets Fact sheets are in PDF format. Botswana Cote d’Ivoire Eswatini Haiti Kenya Lesotho Malawi Mozambique Namibia Rwanda South Africa Tanzania Uganda Zambia Zimbabwe

PEPFAR has four core priorities in the context of #coronavirus:1. Ensuring continuing of care for people living with #HI...
08/23/2020

PEPFAR has four core priorities in the context of #coronavirus:
1. Ensuring continuing of care for people living with #HIV
2. Leveraging PEPFAR-supported health systems and infrastructure
3. Reducing staff/HIV client exposure to COVID-19 in health care settings
4. Being flexible to meet evolving HIV client needs

#PEPFAR provides critical care and support for more than 6.3 million orphans, vulnerable children, and their caregivers ...
08/18/2020

#PEPFAR provides critical care and support for more than 6.3 million orphans, vulnerable children, and their caregivers to improve health and well-being of children living with and affected by #HIV.

#PEPFARSavesLives #PublicHealth #EndHIV

For 17 years, the U.S. government through #PEPFAR has supported programs that have saved more than 18 million lives and ...
08/16/2020

For 17 years, the U.S. government through #PEPFAR has supported programs that have saved more than 18 million lives and accelerated progress toward controlling the global HIV epidemic in more than 50 countries.

#DYK that PEPFAR is the largest commitment by any nation to address a single disease in history?

During the #COVID19 pandemic, PEPFAR remains deeply committed to supporting #HIV prevention, treatment, and care for people living with HIV while maintaining a safe health care environment for clients and staff, across Africa and around the world.

Through #PEPFAR's investments in global health security and global cooperation to control diseases such as #HIV, we have...
08/14/2020
Statement on PEPFAR's action on COVID - United States Department of State

Through #PEPFAR's investments in global health security and global cooperation to control diseases such as #HIV, we have built a strong foundation to respond the #coronavirus pandemic.

Read about our continued global response to #COVID19: http://ow.ly/s0n450Az0sA

The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is deeply committed to continuing global progress toward controlling the HIV epidemic – country by country, community by community. As we join the world in confronting the unique challenges posed by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), we...

Check out US Embassy South Africa Amb. Lana Marks talking about our shared goal of reaching #HIV epidemic control on SAf...
08/12/2020
#TuesdayTakeOver - Ambassador Lana Marks

Check out US Embassy South Africa Amb. Lana Marks talking about our shared goal of reaching #HIV epidemic control on SAfmRadio.

#PEPFAR has supported South Africa's HIV response for the past 16 years.

http://ow.ly/kD6X50AQDyv

Ambassador Lana Marks was sworn in as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of South Africa on the 04th of October 2019. Prior to her appointment, Ambassador Marks served as the Chief Executive Officer of the LANA MARKS fashion brand, which she founded in 1987. Over the course of 30 years, she developed t...

Paulina, who works as a Peer Mentor with mothers2mothers, runs educational sessions for adolescent girls and young women...
08/10/2020
mothers2mothers | Celebrating Wonder Women: Meet Paulina Hlazo, a mothers2mothers Peer Mentor in South Africa

Paulina, who works as a Peer Mentor with mothers2mothers, runs educational sessions for adolescent girls and young women in South Africa to talk about making healthy choices and safe sex.

"What I love most about my job is that I have become a trusted big sister to my clients," said Paulina.

#PEPFAR works with mothers2mothers in 🇿🇦 to teach new mothers, pregnant women, children, and adolescents about #HIV prevention and treatment through their Mentor Mothers and Peer Mentors.

Adolescent girls and young women remain disproportionately vulnerable to new HIV infection. #PEPFAR is working hard everyday to ensure these young women have the knowledge and support they need to navigate the world and create a bright future.

#PEPFARSavesLives

Learn more: http://ow.ly/F5Me50AGjUH

Today, and every day, we celebrate the nearly 1,700 women mothers2mothers (m2m) employs as peer mentors, who work tirelessly to bring good health and wellbeing to hundreds of thousands of women and families across sub-Saharan Africa every year. One of…

Paulina, who works as a Peer Mentor with mothers2mothers, runs educational sessions for adolescent girls and young women...
08/10/2020
mothers2mothers | Celebrating Wonder Women: Meet Paulina Hlazo, a mothers2mothers Peer Mentor in South Africa

Paulina, who works as a Peer Mentor with mothers2mothers, runs educational sessions for adolescent girls and young women in South Africa to talk about making healthy choices and safe sex.

"What I love most about my job is that I have become a trusted big sister to my clients," said Paulina.

#PEPFAR works with mothers2mothers in 🇿🇦 to teach new mothers, pregnant women, children, and adolescents about #HIV prevention and treatment through their Mentor Mothers and Peer Mentors.

Adolescent girls and young women remain disproportionately vulnerable to new HIV infection. #PEPFAR is working hard everyday to ensure these young women have the knowledge and support they need to navigate the world and create a bright future.

#PEPFARSavesLives

Learn more: http://ow.ly/F5Me50AGjUH

Today, and every day, we celebrate the nearly 1,700 women mothers2mothers (m2m) employs as peer mentors, who work tirelessly to bring good health and wellbeing to hundreds of thousands of women and families across sub-Saharan Africa every year. One of…

Stay diligent!Continue social distancing, wearing a #FaceMask, and washing your hands frequently to help protect yoursel...
08/08/2020

Stay diligent!

Continue social distancing, wearing a #FaceMask, and washing your hands frequently to help protect yourself and others around you from #coronavirus.

#PublicHealth

08/06/2020

#PEPFAR is collaborating with prominent South Africans like Nomzamo Mbatha, in an effort to educate the public about the importance of and urgent need to reach #HIV epidemic control in South Africa. Watch to learn more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=VybikN6wE4s

#PEPFARSavesLives
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From participating in our #DREAMS partnership to becoming young entrepreneurs. Learn about these motivated young women w...
08/04/2020
DREAMS programme teaches girls to sew, then help them become entrepreneurs | Namibia Economist

From participating in our #DREAMS partnership to becoming young entrepreneurs. Learn about these motivated young women who are using skills learned through the program to assist in the response to the #coronavirus in #Namibia.

http://ow.ly/4EKG50AFjs3

DREAMS programme teaches girls to sew, then help them become entrepreneurs Posted by Community Contributor | Jul 15, 2020 | Businesswoman A bevy of young entrepreneurs has started a sewing business with support of the DREAMS project funded by the US Government. As part of their first contract, the s...

“Adolescent girls needed more than a moment—they needed a movement.” Read more on why we started the #DREAMS Partnership...
08/02/2020
Reflections from AIDS 2020 - DREAMS: A Movement Still in the Making - United States Department of State

“Adolescent girls needed more than a moment—they needed a movement.”

Read more on why we started the #DREAMS Partnership and how we continue to expand its reach and deepen its impact based on the latest data & feedback from young women in our latest blog: http://ow.ly/iNXz50AMytK

#PEPFARSavesLives

Adolescent girls and young women needed more than a moment—they needed a movement. That is why PEPFAR and our private sector partners launched the DREAMS Partnership in December 2014: to address the ongoing HIV crisis that saw adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) experiencing HIV rates two-to-t...

#PEPFAR ​has reached over 1.5 million adolescent girls and young women ​(AGYW) with comprehensive services to stay HIV-f...
07/31/2020

#PEPFAR ​has reached over 1.5 million adolescent girls and young women ​(AGYW) with comprehensive services to stay HIV-free in the past 6 months alone through its #DREAMS public-private partnership.

Since the launch of DREAMS in 2014, new #HIV diagnoses among adolescent girls and young women have declined by 25% or more in nearly all of the regions where DREAMS is being implemented.

The PEPFAR-led DREAMS public-private partnership supports AGYW to be Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-Free, Mentored, and Safe.

#PEPFARSavesLives #EndAIDS

Wearing a cloth face covering CORRECTLY can help prevent the spread of #coronavirus to others.Your cloth face covering s...
07/29/2020

Wearing a cloth face covering CORRECTLY can help prevent the spread of #coronavirus to others.

Your cloth face covering should:

✔️ Reach above the nose, below the chin, and completely cover the mouth and nostrils

✔️ Fit snugly against the sides of the face

✔️ Be made of multiple layers of fabric that you can still breathe through

✔️ Be able to be laundered and machine dried without damaging the material or shape

#PEPFARSavesLives #PublicHealth

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Each year, World Hepatitis Day is commemorated on July 28 to raise awareness of viral hepatitis. Given the risks of hepa...
07/28/2020

Each year, World Hepatitis Day is commemorated on July 28 to raise awareness of viral hepatitis.

Given the risks of hepatitis B or hepatitis C coinfection to the health of people living with HIV, it is important to understand these risks, take steps to prevent infection, know your status, and, if necessary, get medical care from someone who is experienced in treating people who are coinfected with #HIV and hepatitis B, or HIV and hepatitis C.

#WorldHepDay #PublicHealth

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