How much progress has the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) made in combating the global HIV/AIDS crisis since it first began disbursing $15 billion in funds to hard-hit countries? When Congress passed legislation creating PEPFAR, members called on the Institute of Medicine to conduct a progress evaluation partway through the five-year initiative. PEPFAR IMPLEMENTATION: PROGRESS AND PROMISE, a new IOM report, reviews activities the program has supported and evaluates gains made against the AIDS pandemic. It outlines ways to build on those advances and to overcome obstacles that have hindered faster, smoother progress. The report will be released at a one-hour public briefing.
11 a.m. EDT on Friday, March 30, in the auditorium of the National Academies' building, 2100 C St., N.W., Washington, D.C. Those who cannot attend may listen to a live audio webcast and submit questions using an e-mail form at http://national-academies.org.
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