Archives     Advertise     Editorial Calendar     Subscribe     Contact Us    


Corker: PEPFAR Reauthorization Bill Passes Committee, Extends Successful U.S. Program to Combat HIV/AIDS


 

U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today praised committee passage of legislation he authored with U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) to extend the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) for another five years. PEPFAR was established in 2003 as an emergency response to alleviate the epidemic of HIV/AIDS, primarily on the continent of Africa.

"For more than 15 years, PEPFAR has saved millions of lives by beginning to reverse the devastation of HIV/AIDS through targeted treatment and prevention," said Corker. "With continued U.S. support and the increasing leadership of partner governments, PEPFAR is in position to the control the epidemic. I'm proud to have played a role in continuing to reauthorize this successful global public health effort, and I appreciate the support of Senator Menendez and of the committee."

The PEPFAR Extension Act of 2018, coauthored by Corker and Menendez, continues authorization and oversight of PEPFAR through 2024 to ensure prevention and treatment services remain available to those in need. Fifteen years ago, there were only 50,000 people in sub-Sahara Africa with access to antiretroviral drugs. Today, in large part thanks to the United States, there are more than 14 million people receiving medication and 2.2 million babies were born HIV free to mothers receiving treatment. PEPFAR also continues to report historic improvements, including, for the first time, significant declines in new HIV diagnosis among adolescent girls and young women.

 
Share:

Related Articles:


Recent Articles

Corker: PEPFAR Reauthorization Bill Passes Committee, Extends Successful U.S. Program to Combat HIV/AIDS

U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today praised committee passage of legislation he authored with U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) to extend the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) for another five years.

Read More

TDH Issues Public Health Advisory On Cannabis

Evidence, Known Harms Increase Concerns about Risks to Health

Read More

HHS Secretary Addresses Nashville Health Care Council Audience

On Thursday, Sept. 27, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar II flew to Nashville to share thoughts and updates on healthcare coverage in America during a Nashville Health Care Council Event held at Lipscomb University.

Read More

The War Against Opioids in Pain Management

Awareness, innovative therapies are effective tools to manage pain and ward against addiction.

Read More

Designed to Disinfect: The Relation Between Interior Design & Infection Control

About one in 25 patients in America has at least one healthcare-associated infection (HAI) on any given day, according to the most recent statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Read More

Physician Spotlight: Changing Minds

Acadia Healthcare CMO Michael Genovese, MD, JD, tackles misconceptions around mental health and addiction.

Read More

Addressing the Gap Between Need & Access in Treating Addiction

Need far outstrips capacity when it comes to treating substance abuse disorders. American Addiction Centers CMO Dr. Lawrence Weinstein discusses barriers to care and possible solutions.

Read More

News of Note in Addiction

Tennessee Department of Health data show 1,776 Tennesseans died from drug overdoses in 2017, the highest annual number of such deaths since reporting began with prescription opioids leading the way.

Read More

Physicians, Healthcare Organizations Convene to Combat Tennessee's Opioid Crisis

Physicians and other healthcare professionals from around the state gathered in Nashville last month for education and updates on the opioid crisis and other pressing issues at the second annual TriMED Healthcare Education Summit.

Read More

Keeping the Focus on Quality & Safety

Quality and safety don't happen by accident. LifePoint Health has garnered national recognition for their commitment to quality and now shares their insights on sustained improvement with others.

Read More

Email Print
 
 

 

 


Tags:
None
Powered by Bondware
News Publishing Software

The browser you are using is outdated!

You may not be getting all you can out of your browsing experience
and may be open to security risks!

Consider upgrading to the latest version of your browser or choose on below: