The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief has been heralded as the largest and most impactful initiative undertaken in the fight against the global HIVS/AIDS epidemic, allocating $3.9 billion across 50 countries since the start of fiscal year 2019. But in the face of major challenges — including threats to slash funding, a call for rapid localization, and limited number of priority countries — PEPFAR is embarking on a new trajectory.
In anticipation of the release of PEPFAR’s 2019 Country Operational Plans, Devex Senior Development Analyst Maja Wisenberger spoke with experts on the global HIV/AIDS response about how to harness COP data for more effective implementation, what implications to expect from the localization agenda, and what changes PEPFAR can make to the M&E process — and to its policies — to better enable the work of its implementers in the field.
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