Twenty years ago, President George W. Bush announced a plan that would transform the global AIDS response. Since 2003, PEPFAR has partnered with the Global Fund to save 25 million lives through HIV treatment and prevention programs.
In his State of the Union address, President Biden celebrated the bipartisan legacy behind PEPFAR's anniversary: "20 years ago, under the leadership of President Bush, countless advocates and champions, we undertook bipartisan efforts through PEPFAR to transform the global fight against HIV... it has been a huge success."
Below are more highlights from PEPFAR's 20th anniversary:
Bill Gates on the legacy of PEPFAR and the work that needs to be done in the global fight against HIV/AIDS (Washington Post)
Friends' Chief Policy Officer Mark Lagon on the role of PEPFAR in an era of democratic backsliding (Think Global Health)
"20 Years of Making the Impossible, Possible"–– a compilation of PEPFAR's successes (Twitter)