The President's Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief and HRSA'S Role
World Health Organization estimated that
33.2 million people were living with HIV,
globally, in 2007. In addition an estimated
2.5 million individuals were newly infected,
and 2.1 million people died of AIDS in 2007.
Africa is the most affected region in the
global AIDS epidemic. Sub-Saharan Africa
accounts for more than two thirds (68%)
of all people infected with HIV. An estimated
22.5 million individual were infected; 1.7
million individuals were newly infected;
and 1.6 millions deaths were due to AIDS.
|The President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief
the State of the Union address on January
28, 2003, President Bush announced the President's
Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the
largest commitment ever by any nation for
an international health initiative dedicated
to a single disease. On May 27, 2003, President
Bush signed P.L.
108-25, the United States Leadership Against
Global HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis.
allocated $15 billion over a 5-year period.
PEPFAR's goals were to provide treatment
to 2 million HIV-infected people; prevent
7 million new HIV infections; and provide
care to 10 million people infected and affected
by HIV/AIDS, including orphans and vulnerable
a result of PEPFAR funding and support,
approximately 1,445,500 individuals were
supported with life-saving antiretroviral
treatment through 2007. More than 6.6 million
individuals received care including 2.7
million orphans and vulnerable children.
Role in PEPFAR
federal agencies embarked on the PEPFAR's
implementation including the U.S. State
Department, Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention (CDC) and Health Resources
and Services Administration (HRSA). Under
HIV/AIDS Bureau within HRSA, the Global
HIV/AIDS Program implements its international
fiscal year 2007 HRSA Global HIV/AIDS Program
was the third largest provider of PEPFAR
funds to the implementing organizations.
Global HIV/AIDS Program is committed to
improving care and treatment and support
services for people living with HIV/AIDS.
The Global HIV/AIDS Program promotes the
following strategy to best serve people
affected by HIV/AIDS:
clinical and administrative systems
and services to build networks of comprehensive
innovative care and support models to
remove barriers to care
quality improvement integration to enhance
Resources for Health
training activities and partnerships
to develop human and organizational
the effectiveness of specific models
of care to promote adaptation of best
the capacity of HRSA's partners to collect,
monitor, and evaluate data for quality