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Diplomacy Classroom: World AIDS Day

1:00 PM


In commemoration of World AIDS Day, NMAD welcomed Neeta Bhandari, Acting Deputy Director, Private Sector Engagement Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator at the U.S. Department of State. Neeta gave an overview of the historical and ongoing battle against HIV/AIDS and then highlighted U.S. efforts to address this epidemic. Specifically, Neeta discussed the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), detailing its history, evolution, and current work to fight the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Additionally, Neeta explained PEPFAR’s broader role within global health diplomacy and highlighted its partnerships with international public and private organizations to respond to this crisis. 

Learn more about global health, diplomacy, and PEPFAR below:

  • What is PEPFAR? 7:43
  • Why is it important to work with the private sector? 19:53
  • What are some examples of global public-private partnerships? 24:10