Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
February 7, 2011


Participants from Across the Globe Will Share Actions Taken to Improve PEPFAR’s Efficiency and Effectiveness

On Thursday, February 10, 2011, PEPFAR will hold a one-day forum entitled “PEPFAR’s Smart Investments to Save More Lives: Efficiencies, Innovation, Impact.” The meeting will spotlight PEPFAR’s work to gain greater impact and efficiency through smart investments in programs working to save lives from HIV/AIDS. The discussion will build upon PEPFAR’s ongoing efforts to maximize the impact of every dollar spent. Speakers include:

Ambassador Eric Goosby, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, U.S. Department of State

Dr. Yogan Pillay, Department of Health, Republic of South Africa

Dr. Mark Blecher, Ministry of Finance, Republic of South Africa

Dr. Ndwapi Ndwapi, National AIDS Council, Botswana
Dr. Wafaa El Sadr, International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs, Columbia University

The full forum agenda is available online at www.pepfarsmartinvestments.com/. The event includes opportunities for questions and answers. The event will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the World Bank H Building, 600 19th Street N.W., Washington, DC, and is open to the press.

For security purposes, all participants must be pre-registered to attend. Journalists should register at www.pepfarsmartinvestments.com/ by 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 9.

PRESS CONTACT:
Jennifer Peterson
Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator
U.S. Department of State
PetersonJL@state.gov
(202) 663-2708



PRN: 2011/171