In 2003, President Bush announced the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), a 5-yr, $15 billion initiative to combat AIDS around the world. The program, set to expire at the end of this year, has been heralded as one of the most successful foreign aid programs due to its targeted focus on:
o Treating those sick and dying of AIDS,
o Preventing new HIV infections, and
o Guaranteeing measurable results and standards.
• Watch a mini-video about life-saving treatment in U.S. global AIDS programs.
• Watch the trailer to a moving PEPFAR documentary created in collaboration with the PEPFAR program.
• President’s State of the Union announcement of the new PEPFAR program.