Friday, July 18, 2008

New and Improved - PEPFAR

"The US Senate voted Wednesday night to reauthorize PEPFAR – the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. But in doing so, it also boosted spending to $48 billion over five years. That's up from $15 billion. What's more, it lifts the travel ban on those who are HIV positive, who want to come to the United States; and it supports efforts to overcome the healthcare worker shortage.

The legislation now goes back to the House of Representatives where members will consider the senate revisions."

Read more here.

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