PEPFAR Releases First-Ever Site-Level Program Results and Partner Performance Data to the Public
Washington, D.C.—Today, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) reached a new transparency milestone in the global HIV/AIDS response by publicly releasing program results and implementing partner performance data for more than 40,000 PEPFAR-supported facilities spanning all of its 35 country and regional programs.
Ambassador Deborah L. Birx, M.D., U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy, said, “Over the past 15 years, PEPFAR has made tremendous progress toward controlling the HIV/AIDS pandemic through increased transparency, accountability, and efficiency. Today’s data release empowers all of us to more effectively and sustainably control the epidemic – moving us one giant step closer to ending HIV/AIDS. PEPFAR remains deeply committed to using the best available data to drive program performance and ensure the maximum impact of U.S. taxpayer resources.”
These new data build upon PEPFAR’s public release of district-level data in 2016 and will enable ministries of health, academic institutions, civil society organizations, private sector partners, and the public to conduct new and innovative analyses. These analyses will thereby strengthen program accountability and accelerate global progress toward achieving HIV/AIDS epidemic control.
The new data release includes key HIV prevention and treatment indicators for partner achievement at the community and facility levels within the UNAIDS 90-90-90 testing and treatment cascade and results from PEPFAR-supported voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) and orphans and vulnerable children services. PEPFAR will continue to release data for additional indicators and program areas.
PEPFAR recognizes the importance of both prevention and treatment in reducing new HIV infections and invests more than $750 million dollars each year in direct prevention activities, including our VMMC and Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored, and Safe (DREAMS) programming to prevent infections in adolescents and young adults.
Today, PEPFAR also released its 2018 Annual Report to Congress, which celebrates PEPFAR’s extraordinary progress in transforming the global HIV/AIDS response and changing the course of the epidemic. As a result of these efforts and those of PEPFAR’s many partners, there is a historic opportunity – for the first time – to control a pandemic without a vaccine or a cure, laying the groundwork for eventually elimination of HIV.
About the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)
PEPFAR is the U.S. government’s response to the global HIV/AIDS epidemic and represents the largest commitment by any nation to address a single disease in history. Through the compassion and generosity of the American people, PEPFAR has saved and improved millions of lives, accelerating progress toward controlling and ultimately ending the AIDS epidemic as a public health threat. For more information, please visit www.pepfar.gov, and follow PEPFAR on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
David Haroz, PEPFAR
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