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May 16, 2012

PEPFAR and Maximizing the Effects of Global Health Assistance

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliation: Office of the Provost, Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

JAMA. 2012;307(19):2097-2100. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.4989

Between 1995 and 2008, worldwide global investment in improving health in developing countries increased from $8 billion to nearly $25 billion.1 A main reason for this substantial increase was the creation of new institutions including the Gates Foundation; the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; the GAVI Alliance; and, most importantly, the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) program.