December 1, 2009

How Obama Is Changing Bush's World AIDS Plan

Katie Paul, Newsweek

AP Photo

As far as storylines go, PEPFAR has had it pretty good so far. Since George W. Bush first introduced the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief in 2003, the program has been able to swing around impressive credentials: more than 2 million people in 15 focus countries have started on antiretroviral treatment and more than 10 million have been supported with overall care. Thanks to the program's promising results, Congress raised the budget of PEPFAR by $4 billion over the course of its existence. With $6.7 billion to its name, PEPFAR is now the biggest public-health initiative in the world.

But after years of steady gains in funding, health experts say PEPFAR's funding will likely flatline under the Obama administration. At the same time, they expect the gap between the...

Read Full Article ››

TAGGED: PEPFAR, AIDS, George W. Bush, Barack Obama


May 15, 2012
Obama's Foreign Policy Failures
Gideon Rachman, Financial Times
President Barack Obama ran as the anti-George Bush candidate. So it is ironic that his signature achievement overseas - the killing of Osama bin Laden - is one Bush would have been proud of. more ››
May 15, 2012
Mr. President, Please Don't Kill This Terrorist
Marc Thiessen, Wash Post
The United States is on the hunt for Ibrahim Hassan al-Asiri, the al-Qaeda master bombmaker behind the just-thwarted plot to bring down a U.S.-bound jetliner. If previous patterns hold, at some point in the coming weeks or... more ››
May 14, 2012
Obama Still Sweet on Putin
Jackson Diehl, Washington Post
It's becoming clear that President Obama regards Vladimir Putin as a prime partner for a second-term foreign policy. The problem is that Putin is refusing to play his part. more ››