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Director's Forum: PEPFAR and the Global AIDS Response

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WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Earlier this year, President George W. Bush called for a reauthorization of the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), which is set to expire at the end of fiscal year 2008. The plan calls for an increase in funding from the initial 2003 commitment of $15 billion to $30 billion over the next five years.

On September 20, 2007, the Woodrow Wilson Center's Global Health Initiative and Environmental Change and Security Program will co-host a discussion on PEPFAR principles and the global AIDS response, featuring Dr. Peter Piot, Executive Director of UNAIDS and Under Secretary-General of the United Nations, U.S. Representative Nita M. Lowey of New York's 18th District, and Kent R. Hill, Assistant Administrator for the Bureau for Global Health at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

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What: Director's Forum: PEPFAR and the Global AIDS Response

Who: Dr. Peter Piot, Executive Director, UNAIDS, and Under

Secretary-General, United Nations; The Honorable Nita M.

Lowey, U.S. Representative, 18th District, New York, and

Chairwoman of the State, Foreign Operations, and Related

Programs Subcommittee on Appropriations; and Kent R. Hill,

Assistant Administrator for Global Health, USAID

When: Thursday, September 20, 2007, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Where: Woodrow Wilson Center, 6th Floor Flom Auditorium

The Woodrow Wilson Center is located in the Ronald Reagan

Building and International Trade Center at 1300 Pennsylvania

Avenue, N.W.

Space is limited; please RSVP to with your name and affiliation. Media with questions should contact Sharon McCarter at or (202) 691-4016.

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is the living, national memorial to President Wilson established by Congress in 1968 and headquartered in Washington, D.C. The Center establishes and maintains a neutral forum for free, open, and informed dialogue. It is a nonpartisan institution, supported by public and private funds and engaged in the study of national and world affairs.

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