channels United States' development assistance to support life-saving treatment, prevention and care for people suffering from HIV/AIDS around the world. PEPFAR was announced by President Bush in 2003 as a five-year, $15 billion initiative. Currently, a bipartisan bill to increase AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria funding to $50 billion over the next five years is working its way through Congress.Trouble is, the bill is being held up by Republicans. Surprise, surprise!
Take action here to help re-authorize the bill before it's too late.
H/T to Daily Kos (of course).