Over the past 18 years, PEPFAR has had [616 KB]. As of March 2021, the U.S. President Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) supported antiretroviral treatment for nearly 18.2 million people.
PEPFAR has enabled 2.8 million babies to be born HIV-free to mothers living with HIV. The program has provided critical care and support for 6.7 million orphans, vulnerable children, and their caregivers so they can survive and thrive.
PEPFAR has helped prevent HIV infection in men and boys, including by supporting nearly 25.3 million voluntary medical male circumcisions in east and Southern Africa. Since 2015, new HIV diagnoses among adolescent girls and young women have declined in all geographic areas implementing the PEPFAR-led DREAMS (Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored, and Safe) public-private partnership, 96 percent of which have had a decline of greater than 25 percent, and nearly two-thirds (62 percent) of which have declined by greater than 40 percent.
PEPFAR’s investments also strengthen the systems that drive effective, efficient, and sustainable health care. PEPFAR has helped train 290,000 health care workers to deliver and improve HIV care and other health services, creating a lasting health system for partner countries to confront other current and future health challenges.