HIV positive mother, Eunice, 32, and her healthy, HIV negative baby, Jyll Madi Otieno

Our Priorities – PEPFAR


  • Progress: When the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) was launched in 2003, an HIV diagnosis was a death sentence in much of the world; entire families and communities were falling ill. Over the past 20 years, death and despair have been overwhelmingly replaced with vibrant lives and hope.

    With the American people’s generosity, the United States has saved 25 million lives and prevented millions of HIV infections through PEPFAR. Working together with our partners in more than 50 countries, we have accelerated progress toward controlling the HIV/AIDS pandemic – community by community.

  • Policies: PEPFAR ensures every dollar is optimally focused for impact through data-driven policies, and supports partner countries to do the same.

  • Populations: PEPFAR reaches the populations that are most affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic with innovative solutions that meet their needs.

  • Partnerships: PEPFAR leverages the power of partnerships across multiple sectors to increase our impact and advance sustainability.

U.S. Department of State

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