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The President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief: Five-Year Strategy

Bureau of Public Affairs
Washington, DC
June 27, 2005

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"There are only two possible responses to suffering on this scale. We can turn our eyes away in resignation and despair, or we can take decisive, historic action to turn the tide against this disease…." --President George W. Bush

President George W. Bush has made fighting the international HIV/AIDS pandemic a U.S. priority. The President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS is the largest commitment ever by a single nation toward an international health initiative--5-year, $15 billion, multifaceted approach to combating the disease.

Through the Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, we will work with international, national and local leaders worldwide to promote integrated prevention, treatment and care programs, with an urgent focus on countries that are among the most afflicted by the disease.

Across the world, we will:
 • Encourage bold leadership at every level to fight HIV/AIDS
 • Apply best practices within our bilateral programs in concert with host governments’ national HIV/AIDS strategies
 • Encourage all partners to coordinate, adhere to sound management practices and harmonize monitoring and evaluation efforts

In the focus countries, we will:
 • Support treatment for 2 million HIV-infected people
 • Prevent 7 million new HIV infections
 • Support care for 10 million people infected and affected by HIV/AIDS, including orphans and vulnerable children


  • Focus $9 billion in new resources in 15 of the most afflicted countries in the world
  • Devote $5 billion to ongoing bilateral programs in more than 100 countries
  • Increase our pledge to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria by $1 billion over 5 years
  • Amplify the worldwide response to HIV/AIDS through international partners


  • U.S. contributions to the global AIDS emergency continue to be greater than those of all other donor governments combined
  • The U.S. leads the world in its support of the Global Fund. President Bush made the Fund’s founding contribution, and the U.S. has pledged almost $2 billion through 2008--far more than any other nation. The U.S. is working with the Fund to fulfill its potential as a vehicle for other nations to dramatically increase their commitment to global HIV/AIDS, as America has done.

For the full text of the 5-year strategy of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, visit www.state.gov/s/gac.

FOCUS COUNTRIES*: Botswana • Cote d’Ivoire • Ethiopia • Guyana • Haiti • Kenya • Mozambique • Namibia • Nigeria • Rwanda • South Africa • Tanzania • Uganda • Vietnam • Zambia

The U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, Ambassador Randall L. Tobias, was appointed by President Bush and confirmed by the Senate to coordinate and oversee the U.S. global response to HIV/AIDS. He reports directly to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

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