President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief

President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief

Partner Selection and Oversight Follow Accepted Practices but Would Benefit From Enhanced Planning and Accountability : Report to Congressional Committees

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The President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), first authorized in 2003 at $15 billion for 5 years, was reauthorized in 2008 at $48 billion through 2013. PEPFAR supports HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, and care services, primarily in Africa as well as in Asia and the Caribbean. The Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC) leads implementation of PEPFAR. The Department of Health and Human Services' Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) are among PEPFAR's primary implementing agencies. In this report, responding to a legislative directive, GAO examined practices used in (1) selecting organizations to implement PEPFAR activities and (2) overseeing these organizations' PEPFAR activities. GAO interviewed agency and implementing organization officials; reviewed key agency guidance; analyzed PEPFAR awards for fiscal years 2007 and 2008; and observed PEPFAR activities in Namibia, South Africa, and Zambia. GAO recommends that the Secretary of State direct OGAC to take several steps to improve specific processes for selecting PEPFAR implementing partners and strengthen oversight of PEPFAR partners.
Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Govt. Accountability Office, [2009]
Characteristics: 1 online resource (iii, 58 p.) : ill. (some col.), map

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