New England Journal of Medicine
January 25, 2018 Vol. 378 No. 4
History of Medicine: PEPFAR — 15 Years and Counting the Lives Saved
Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., and Robert W. Eisinger, Ph.D.
In the long history of successful public health initiatives, such as those leading to the eradication of smallpox, the elimination of polio throughout most of the world, and the marked reduction globally in vaccine-preventable childhood diseases, few programs have matched the impact of one that began in 2003, the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, or PEPFAR. This innovative program has had an unprecedented impact on the pandemic of HIV and AIDS…