A Report Series on Lessons Learned from PEPFAR’s Success

Learn more about Deborah L. Birx, M.D..
Deborah L. Birx, M.D.
Senior Fellow
George W. Bush Institute
Learn more about Dr. William R. Steiger.
Dr. William R. Steiger
Advisor, Global Health
George W. Bush Institute
Learn more about Crystal Cazier.
Crystal Cazier
Former Deputy Director, Global Health
George W. Bush Institute

This six-part report series examines the lessons offered by PEPFAR over the last two decades.

The first paper in this series discusses the critical importance of data and measurement to developing, managing, and improving programs. The second paper outlines the importance of collaboration, respect, and data-sharing between funders, multilateral organizations, and implementers to ensure every dollar achieves the best results, to eliminate duplication, and to align resources and policies in service to others. The third paper explores the importance of granular, geolocated information to match funding with on-the-ground reality and create a pathway to data-driven and verified equity.  Paper four articulates PEPFAR’s use of age-segmented and sex-disaggregated data to define programmatic gaps and pivot to address them head on. The fifth report focuses on partnership through PEPFAR between the people of the United States and communities abroad – as well as on PEPFAR’s role in facilitating transparent and effective communication between host governments and communities. Paper six discusses PEPFAR’s client-centered approach to programming, including the importance of prevention to control the HIV pandemic and continuous improvement in the delivery of lifesaving treatment.