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PEPFAR Report Recommends Countries Control Own HIV/AIDS Programs

March 6, 2013

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) recently released an independent evaluation of the President's Emergency Program for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), in which IOM praised PEPFAR's achievements, verifying that large-scale HIV services can be provided successfully. However, the report, resulting from a 4-year study mandated by Congress in 2008, also recommended several changes to the program to ensure that the HIV/AIDS response is sustainable. The IOM report stated that PEPFAR's work is unfinished and recommended change in the following four broad categories: scaling existing programs, helping countries strengthen their systems to improve HIV/AIDS response, transitioning to a country-owned response, and improving knowledge management.

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