October 30, 2009
"I can buy result-based accountable approach and engagement of all sectors and might even be sold on the idea of good governance. But I am sorry, I can't swallow the idea that PEPFAR exemplifies the principles of country-ownership," according to "Karen Grepin's Global Health Blog" in response to a Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes commentary about PEPFAR. According to Grepin, though PEPFAR "has changed the game in global health in many good ways. ... Real country ownership is a lot more than contracting with local NGOs and informing the country about operational plans" (10/27).