The United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is the U.S. government’s initiative to help save the lives of those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS around the world. PEPFAR is the largest commitment by any nation to address a single disease in the world. Since it was first created in 2003, PEPFAR has received significant bipartisan support across four presidential administrations and was reauthorized in December 2018.
Through PEPFAR, the United States works closely with governments, people living with HIV, people affected by HIV, civil society, and NGOs to work towards ending the HIV epidemic. This is a unique moment in history—we now have the tools to control.
PEPFAR’s activities are fully aligned with the UNAIDS 90-90-90 goals that have been identified as the key and achievable targets for controlling the HIV epidemic by the end of 2020.
Working in over 50 countries, PEPFAR has saved and improved millions of lives, prevented millions of HIV infections, and changed the course of the global HIV/AIDS epidemic.
The United States is proud to support Lesotho’s leadership in the global HIV/AIDS response. PEPFAR provides direct service delivery and technical assistance support in Lesotho to maximize the quality, coverage, and impact of the national HIV/AIDS response.
– Progress: When PEPFAR was launched in 2003, an HIV diagnosis was a death sentence in much of the world; entire families and communities were falling ill. Over the past 18 years, death and despair have been overwhelmingly replaced with vibrant lives and hope. With the American people’s generosity, the United States has saved 21 million lives and prevented millions of HIV infections through PEPFAR. Working together with our partners in more than 50 countries, PEPFAR has accelerated progress toward controlling the HIV/AIDS pandemic – community by community
– Policies: PEPFAR ensures every dollar is optimally focused for impact through data-driven policies and supports partner countries to do the same.
– Populations: PEPFAR reaches the populations that are most affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic with innovative solutions that meet their needs.
– Partnerships: PEPFAR leverages the power of partnerships across multiple sectors to increase impact and advance sustainability.
For more information visit PEPFAR website.