To control and ultimately end the HIV/AIDS epidemic, we must sustain and expand our collective gains. Led by our strategic vision, PEPFAR 3.0 – Controlling the Epidemic: Delivering on the Promise of an AIDS-free Generation, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is collecting and using data in the most granular manner (disaggregated by sex, age, and at the site level) to do the right things, in the right places, and right now within the highest HIV-burdened populations and geographic locations.
PEPFAR 3.0 outlines our strategy for reaching sustainable control of the HIV/AIDS epidemic through the pillars of transparency, accountability, and impact. To deliver on this broad vision, PEPFAR is focused on the following five core priorities:
- Adolescent Girls and Women: Creating Gender Equity
- Children: Delivering on Our Commitment
- Key Populations: Ensuring Human Rights and Leaving No One Behind
- Data for Impact: Accelerating Toward Achieving 90-90-90 and Epidemic Control
- Sustainability and Partnerships: Strengthening Transparency and Accountability
The PEPFAR Strategy for Accelerating HIV/AIDS Epidemic Control (2017-2020) reaffirms the U.S. government’s leadership and commitment, through PEPFAR, to support HIV/AIDS efforts in more than 50 countries, ensuring access to services by all populations, including the most vulnerable and at-risk groups.
It outlines plans to accelerate implementation in a subset of 13 high-burden countries that have the potential to achieve epidemic control by 2020, working in collaboration with host governments; the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS; and other partners. Through this international effort, we expect not only that the epidemic will be controlled, but also that future costs required to sustain the HIV/AIDS response will decline.
PEPFAR is recognized widely for efficiently and effectively investing U.S. taxpayer dollars to save millions of lives and change the course of the pandemic. Through implementation of our strategy and use of data, PEPFAR is constantly innovating to generate greater efficiencies, drive down costs, and increase our impact. The people we serve and the American taxpayers deserve nothing less. These efforts have made PEPFAR a model for development programs everywhere, with the ability to deliver clear, measurable, and transformative results.