Global HIV/AIDS and the U.S. Government’s Response: The Power of Partnerships
Wednesday, May 2, 2007
7:45 a.m - 9:00 a.m.
IPJ Conference Room H/I
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice
Ambassador Mark R. Dybul, M.D., U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, and Alex Coutinho, M.D., Executive Director of The Aids Support Organization (TASO) in Uganda, spoke about the implementation of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and partnerships as a key to training and treating members of HIV/AIDS affected peoples and communities. Three years into the initiative, through the end of fiscal year 2006, PEPFAR (a $15 billion initiative) has partnered with host nations to support antiretroviral treatment for nearly one million people in the developing world. PEPFAR presented its Third Annual Report to Congress in March. Ambassador Dybul and Dr. Coutinho spoke on HIV/AIDS as a security issue, highlighting HIV/AIDS as imperative to conflict prevention. They were introduced by Linda Robinson, Ph.D. of the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science.
The President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief . . . is part of a broader renaissance in partnerships for international development . . . [T]his renaissance – with a particular focus on Africa – has represented both a massive commitment of treasure and a change of heart. The United States is changing the paradigm for development, rejecting the flawed “donor-recipient” mentality and replacing it with an ethic of true “partnership.”
– From The Power of Partnerships:Third Annual Report to Congress on PEPFAR, at www.pepfar.gov
Registration and refreshments: 7:45 a.m.
Program (including Q & A): 8:00 a.m.
Adjournment: 9:00 a.m.