Pepfar head assures countries of its continued support for HIV/Aids fight
Congress failed to reauthorise the programme for another five-year term but it is enshrined in US law
The head of the US President’s Emergency Plan for Aids Relief (Pepfar) has assured SA and other recipient countries that it remains committed to the fight against HIV/Aids, despite the US Congress’ failure to reauthorise funding for another five years.
Pepfar was established by former Republican president George W Bush in 2003 to support the countries hardest hit by the HIV/Aids epidemic, including SA. It is the biggest foreign donor to SA’s HIV/Aids efforts, and currently provides slightly more than $450m a year...
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