The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Launched HIV Epidemic Response: HER Initiative for Women and Girls
On January 24, the Global Fund and partners launched the HER Initiative at the Global Goals Gathering event in Davos, Switzerland. The initiative focuses on empowering women and girls as a crucial component to ending the AIDS epidemic. In countries with the highest burden of the disease, girls account for more than 80% of new HIV infections. The goal of the initiative is to reduce the number of new infections by 58% among women and girls in 13 African countries over the next five years. HER builds upon the global leadership of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and its DREAMS partnership.