The July 2012 issue of Health Affairs, published Monday, examines the impact of PEPFAR, focusing on "the origins of the program; the lessons learned from implementation; the successes achieved in terms of human health and well-being; and the opportunities that now exist to lay the groundwork for an 'AIDS-free generation,'" the Health Affairs Blog reports, noting, "The new Health Affairs issue will be discussed [Tuesday] morning at a Washington, D.C., briefing" (Fleming, 7/10). U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Ambassador Eric Goosby will deliver keynote remarks at the briefing, a U.S. Department of State press notice reports (7/9). In a paper to be discussed at the event, Kartik Venkatesh, an M.D./Ph.D. graduate student at Brown University, writes that PEPFAR's adoption of generic drug usage made the program "a success," a Brown University press release notes (7/9). In another study assessing the effects of PEPFAR-supported HIV programs, researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health found "PEPFAR-funded, HIV-related projects were linked to more deliveries in health facilities," according to a Columbia University press release (7/9).
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