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February 7, 2011

PEPFAR’s Smart Investments to Save More Lives: Efficiencies, Innovation, Impact

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE: "On Thursday, February 10, 2011, PEPFAR will hold a one-day forum entitled “PEPFAR’s Smart Investments to Save More Lives: Efficiencies, Innovation, Impact.” The meeting will spotlight PEPFAR’s work to gain greater impact and efficiency through smart investments in programs working to save lives from HIV/AIDS. The discussion will build upon PEPFAR’s ongoing efforts to maximize the impact of every dollar spent."

Note: Draft agenda at https://asoft130.securesites.net/secure/causda/clientuploads/design/Pepfar/SmartInvestments/DRAFT_Agenda-PEPFAR_Smart_Investments_Meeting.pdf

1 comments:

John S James said...

This could be a good sign. But then, maybe not.

Resource constraints are inevitable -- since the U.S. cannot end its addiction to pointless wars, Wall Street abuses, and other big-money corruptions. So an extra push to improve efficiency is a necessary response.

It's unclear if this program is part of a push to improve PEPFAR, to put the best face on gutting the program, or both.