Advocacy Updates ~ June 13, 2022

Administration News Dr. John Nkengasong sworn in as U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator On June 13, Dr. John Nkengasong was sworn in as U.S. Ambassador-at-Large, Coordinator of the United States Government Activities to Combat HIV/AIDS Globally. In this role, Dr. Nkengasong will manage and oversee the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), a U.S.…

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The Present and Future of the HIV Policy Landscape

Organized by KFF The Present and Future of the HIV Policy Landscape March 10, 2022 RSVP What does the landscape of HIV policy look like, and what are its implications for the future? Please join the HIV Policy Lab at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law and KFF (Kaiser Family Foundation) for a virtual event sharing new analyses on the…

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Supporting the health workforce to boost quality of HIV services

Organized by the Front Line Health Workers Coalition Supporting the health workforce to boost quality of HIV services February 11, 2022 RSVP The PEPFAR COP Guidance 2022 supports the development of a health workforce that “advances women, non-binary, and gender minorities’ leadership opportunities and fosters safe work environments with fair remuneration and non-discrimination.” This webinar…

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Advocacy Updates ~ February 9, 2022

Administration News Acting OMB Director Shalanda Young testifies before the Senate Shalanda D. Young, nominated to serve as the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), provided testimony at two hearings last week before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs, as well as the Senate Budget Committee. Young currently serves…

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Advocacy Updates ~ January 24, 2022

Administration News 2022 PEPFAR Country Operational Guidance released On January 18, the 2022 PEPFAR Country Operational (COP) Guidance was released. The COP 2022 guidance for program implementation highlights themes proposed for the PEPFAR Strategy 2021-2025, which is currently under development, moving PEPFAR countries toward sustained epidemic control of HIV by supporting equitable health services and…

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Advocacy Updates ~ October 25, 2021

Administration News USAID releases implementation plan for global COVID-19 response The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) released its implementation plan detailing the agency’s role in advancing the goals of the U.S. COVID-19 Global Response and Recovery Framework. USAID’s plan: 1) outlines the problems the agency will address as it implements the broader U.S. framework,…

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Advocacy Updates ~ October 12, 2021

Administration News President’s Malaria Initiative launches new strategy On October 6, the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) launched its strategy for 2021-2026 “End Malaria Faster.” The strategy will contribute to the global goals of saving more than four million lives and preventing over one billion cases of malaria by 2025 by focusing on five areas:…

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