When the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief initially began its operations in sub-Saharan Africa in 2003, only half a million people in the region were receiving lifesaving antiretroviral treatment. Today, PEPFAR is working in more than 50 countries and supporting more than 14 million people with treatment, making it the biggest player in the HIV/AIDS funding landscape.
To help understand PEPFAR's evolving business model, Devex digs into the available data to uncover key issues and trends shaping PEPFAR activities in Nigeria and Zambia.
In the past 16 years, PEPFAR has changed and evolved as both politics and the HIV epidemic have shifted. In recent months, as the Trump administration has sought to exert greater influence over U.S. global health policy, the initiative has faced new demands and challenges.