U.S. Secretary of State Tillerson Launches PEPFAR Strategy for Accelerating HIV/AIDS Epidemic Control

Media Advisory | September 19, 2017

Under this new Strategy, the United States, through PEPFAR, will continue to invest in over 50 countries, including continued substantial investments in South Africa.

The U.S. government remains committed to partnering with South Africa and commends the South African government’s continued leadership and increasing financial contribution to its response. PEPFAR remains deeply committed to its partnership with South Africa and to controlling the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the country. With 7.1 million people living with HIV/AIDS in South Africa – the largest epidemic on the planet – changing the course of the country’s epidemic is essential to changing the course of the pandemic.

The world must unite together to support and accelerate the amazing leadership in South Africa. As a global community, we must all ensure South Africa has the resources it needs to expand HIV treatment and prevention services. PEPFAR will work aggressively with the government of South Africa and other partners to mobilize, and maximize the impact of all potential sources of support for the country’s HIV/AIDS response.

Department Media Note:  https://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2017/09/274242.htm
Strategy:  https://www.pepfar.gov/documents/organization/274400.pdf
Press release: https://www.pepfar.gov/press/releases/2017/274155.htm