Advocates like you were instrumental in making sure this program continued. Will you use your voice once more to thank Congress for moving to reauthorize PEPFAR?
Since it began in 2003, the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, or PEPFAR, has had bipartisan support and made big strides against HIV/AIDS.
The program is helping Rwandans stay healthy and preventing significant future health expenses by the population as well as the government.
As a girl growing up in Zeeland, Michigan, I had a lot of dreams about what my future might look like. There were the immediate dreams (making the basketball team, getting all A’s) and the future dreams (going to college, finding a great career, having a family). Some of those dreams were realized, and others … Read More
It was one of those hot, sweltering days in one of the countries in Africa when all you really wanted to do was sit in the shade and sip a cool drink. We were in a tiny village in Malawi in 2002, and we could not have been at a more somber event – the … Read More
April 2-8 is World Health Workers Week. Celebrating health workers goes beyond doctors and nurses – there is a whole community of workers and volunteers around the globe who are critical to reaching people in the hardest to reach places. Last summer in Kenya I was a part of a group visiting the county’s health … Read More
I vaguely remember the rise of HIV/AIDS in the 1980s. I can recall hearing stories of disease and death, but not really understanding what that meant—the devastation this horrible disease was causing families and communities. I don’t think the disease became even a little bit real to me until I saw the television movie “The … Read More