Presidents’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

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The US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is the US government initiative to help save the lives of those suffering from HIV/AIDS around the world. This historic commitment is the largest by any nation to combat a single disease internationally. PEPFAR investments also help alleviate suffering from other diseases across the global health spectrum. Initiatives such as PEPFAR were established as a decisive response to massive healthcare inequities within low resource countries. Their intent is to strengthen existing health systems and evolve and nurture health systems where they do not exist, in environments that are often deficient of health infrastructure.