Volume 56, Number 3
Authors: Nancy S. Padian, PhD; Charles B. Holmes, MD, MPH; Sandra I. McCoy, PhD; Rob Lyerla, PhD; Paul D. Bouey, PhD, MPH; and Eric P. Goosby, MD
Working with implementing organizations and governments in over 32 countries, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has contributed to the rapid acceleration of HIV treatment access, availability of care and support services, and HIV prevention interventions. In the first phase of PEPFAR, these activities were appropriately carried out in an emergency fashion with the goal of using available interventions to reduce mortality and alleviate suffering from HIV disease as quickly and effectively as possible. Many lessons have been learned through examination of programs, including simple evaluations and operations research. Commensurate with the emergency response, however, state-of-the-art monitoring, evaluation, and research methodologies were not fully integrated or systematically performed. Full Text»
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