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PEPFAR Has Helped Millions, but "Hard Work" Lies Ahead to Sustain Gains, Says Washington Post Editorial

February 26, 2013

PEPFAR, initiated in 2003, is "the largest global health initiative ever undertaken focused on a single disease," a Washington Post editorial writes, noting, "Now, after four years of work, some 400 interviews and visits to 13 nations, the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences has provided [an] examination of this incredibly ambitious program." The editorial briefly recaps the findings of the report, which states "PEPFAR has been 'globally transformative,' a 'lifeline' and credited around the world for 'restoring hope' in the long, difficult struggle against HIV/AIDS, which has taken nearly 30 million lives over three decades."

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