USAID Commemorates World AIDS Day 2015
In honor of World AIDS Day, December 1, we look back at the impact that the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), and our implementing partners have had worldwide. USAID as a result of PEPFAR has:
While the global community has made significant strides in the fight against HIV and AIDS, further action is needed to end the epidemic. This past September, at the United Nations General Assembly, President Barack Obama announced bold and aggressive targets for 2016 and 2017 under PEPFAR. The Time to Act Is Now to achieve an AIDS-free generation.
Congratulations to Our 2015 World AIDS Day Photo Contest Winner!
We had an unprecedented number of submissions to our World AIDS Day Photo Contest this year. Submitters were asked to represent the theme of "The Time to Act Is Now." Congratulations to the Organisation for Public Health Interventions and Development (OPHID Trust) for their winning submission (featured above). Thanks to everyone who submitted photos!
Fast-Tracking the End of the Epidemic
The global community is diligently working together to achieve an AIDS-free generation. Partnerships between governments, civil society, public and private-sector groups, and local communities are striving to implement the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) Fast-Track Strategy to achieve its 90-90-90 targets and end the HIV and AIDS epidemic by 2030.
Recently, the World Health Organization (WHO) released new recommendations for a "treat-all" approach, in which the WHO removes all limitations on eligibility for antiretroviral therapy (ART) among people living with HIV, recommending that all populations and age groups are now eligible for treatment.
This past September, at the United Nations General Assembly, President Barack Obama announced bold targets for 2016 and 2017 under PEPFAR. By the end of 2017, PEPFAR will:
To learn more about global efforts to achieve an AIDS-free generation, see the resources below:
LINKAGES Event on December 4
LINKAGES is PEPFAR and USAID's largest global project dedicated to key populations: sex workers, men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs, and transgender people. On December 4, 2015, LINKAGES will host a thought leadership event titled "Key Population Data for Decision-Making" in Washington, DC. This annual event is convened in recognition of World AIDS Day and International Human Rights Day. This year's event will focus on the critical topic of safe and appropriate collection, management, release, and use of data to improve HIV programs for key populations. Speakers and panelists will be coming from a range of organizations, including USAID, the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator, the World Bank, FHI 360, UNAIDS, The Global Fund, UNAIDS, WHO, and others.
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