EGPAF Statement Regarding the Launch of the ACT Initiative


The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) welcomes today’s launch of the Accelerating Children’s HIV/AIDS Treatment (ACT) initiative, which was announced during the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. The new partnership between the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) is a critical step toward ending AIDS in children.

ACT is an ambitious $200 million initiative to double the number of children receiving lifesaving antiretroviral therapy (ART) across 10 priority African countries over the next two years. This new initiative will enable 300,000 more children to receive ART.

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