Eleventh Annual Report to Congress on PEPFAR (2015)

In July 1999, the first report to Congress on the impact of AIDS in Africa stated: “AIDS is a plague of biblical proportion with far reaching consequences for us all.” At that time, no one could have imagined the im­pact of the bold and unprecedented lead­ership by President George W. Bush and the United States (U.S.) Congress that resulted in the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). PEPFAR was a catalyst for in­vestment and collaboration across commu­nities and among nations, all in response to a single disease.

The return on this historic investment has been extraordinary. PEPFAR has saved mil­lions of lives and prevented millions more HIV infections through life-saving prevention, care, and treatment services. It has kept over a million babies from being born with HIV and provided compassionate care and support for millions of AIDS orphans and vul­nerable children (OVC). PEPFAR’s impact far exceeds the reduction of suffering, death, and despair caused by one disease. PEPFAR has built infrastructure, strengthened local health systems, and provided invaluable les­sons and experience that will continue to in­form and improve responses to unforeseen health crises in the future.

Eleventh Annual Report to Congress (2015)
Supporting Tables Referenced in (Appendix V)