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From Good Intentions to Bad AIDS Policy: The Moral Hazards of Redesigning PEPFAR

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Publication Date: May 2008

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Daniel Patrick Moloney

Series: WebMemo

Topic: Health (Diseases and disorders)
International relations (International relief and humanitarian assistance)

Keywords: ForeignAid; marriage; HIV/AIDS; Global AIDS Coordinator

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States


The President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has received praise from across the political spectrum, both for its principles and for its successes in fighting HIV/AIDS in some of the world's poorest countries. Announced by President George W. Bush in the 2003 State of the Union Address, PEPFAR fights HIV/AIDS primarily in countries with generalized epidemics. These countries are mostly, though not exclusively, in Africa.