PEPFAR Update

As the PEPFAR re-authorization bill remains blocked in the Senate (see this post from June 12), diverse voices are calling for urgent action to push the bill forward.  Here are a few related articles. 

  • Thomas G. Wenski, chairman of the Committee on International Justice and Peace of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, wrote a powerful (and informative) opinion article for the Orlando Sentinal, available here.
  • Read about a petition from HIV/AIDS advocates to Senate Marjoity Leader Harry Reid, urging him to override the block on PEPFAR here.
  • Archbishop Desmond Tutu, a key player in the end of apartheid in South Africa, has added to voices calling for a vote on the re-authorization; read about that here.
  • The Kaiser Network has summaries of several editorials and opinion pieces on the PEPFAR re-authorization here.
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~ by h.e.g. on June 20, 2008.

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