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Administrator Samantha Power on World AIDS Day 2021

December 1, 2021

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development commemorates World AIDS Day. For eighteen years, USAID has played a critical role in implementing the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), which has helped save more than 21 million lives, and we are currently supporting life-saving HIV treatment for nearly seven million people around the world. We are committed to ending the global HIV epidemic through equitable and inclusive access to services for all in need.

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Administrator Samantha Power at Foreign Policy Magazine's “Independent Media and the Advancement of Democracy”

November 30, 2021

I think the spirit of the Democracy Summit is that many countries now, including the United States, are dealing with these challenges at the same time. And we have a lot to learn from our engagements internationally as well. From how people keep their elections safe; what are the best tools to fight vaccine hesitancy? We haven't cracked the code on that; we've made some headway. The sources of vaccine hesitancy and the disinformation is different in every country I visit. I was just in Moldova where vaccination rates are quite low, and a lot of that, again has to do with what certain actors are putting on the internet, but also certain traditions that lead communities not to trust government.

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Last updated: December 01, 2021

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