Funding and Results

Launched in 2003 by President George W. Bush with strong bipartisan support from the U.S. Congress, and stengthened significantly by President Obama, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is America’s commitment to fighting the global AIDS epidemic. Through shared responsibility and smart investments, PEPFAR is saving lives, building more secure families and helping to stabilize fragile nations. With the generous support of the American people, the U.S. Government has committed more than $52 billion to bilateral HIV/AIDS programs, the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and bilateral TB programs through Fiscal Year (FY) 2013.
 
PEPFAR’s success is measured in lives improved and saved.  
  • As of September 30, 2014, PEPFAR is supporting life-saving antiretroviral treatment for 7.7 million men, women, and children (of which, 4.5 million are receiving direct support and an additional 3.2 million are benefiting from essential technical support to partner countries).
    • PEPFAR is now differentiating the type of support provided to beneficiaries, recognizing the greater share of investment made by financial collaboration countries to reach these results. We congratulate countries, including Botswana, Namibia, and the Republic of South Africa, for their expanded leadership in this regard.
    • The majority of people that PEPFAR directly supports with antiretroviral treatment are in low-income countries.
       
  • In Fiscal Year (FY) 2014, PEPFAR supported HIV testing and counseling for more than 14.2 million pregnant women.
    • For 749,313 of the women who tested positive for HIV, PEPFAR provided antiretroviral medications to prevent mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of the virus. Due to PEPFAR support, 95 percent of these babies were born HIV-free (including 240,000 that would otherwise have been infected).
    • Over the past two years, over 1.5 million HIV-positive pregnant women received prevention and treatment services to prevent mother-to-child transmission and improve maternal health.
       
  • As of September 30, 2014, PEPFAR has supported more than 6.5 million voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) procedures in Eastern and Southern Africa.
     
  • In FY 2014, PEPFAR provided care and support for more than 5 million orphans and vulnerable children.
     
  • In FY 2014, PEPFAR supported HIV testing and counseling for more than 56.7 million people, providing a critical entry point to prevention, treatment and care.
     
  • As of September 30, 2014, PEPFAR is supporting training[1] for more than 140,000 new health care workers in PEPFAR-supported countries to deliver HIV and other health services.

 

World AIDS Day 2014 Update: PEPFAR Latest Results Fact Sheet

 


[1] This includes pre-service training


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