Simon Ateba is Chief White House Correspondent for Today News Africa. Simon covers President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, the U.S. government, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions in Washington D.C. and New York City.
The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is showing its impact with 5.5 million babies born HIV-free due to comprehensive program efforts. On July 29, 2022, at the 24th International AIDS Conference, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Special Representative for Health Diplomacy Ambassador-at-Large Dr. John Nkengasong, announced that through the reduction of incidence and prevalence of HIV among adolescent girls and young women, women of childbearing age, and adult men, an additional 3.5 million babies were born HIV free from 2004 to 2021. Now, a total of 5.5 million babies have been born HIV-free as a result of PEPFAR and its partners, he said.
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