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Releases for May 15, 2012

Embargoed For Release: 3:00PM CDT Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Issue: May 16, 2012 | Vol. 307 | No. 19

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Fewer Adults Dying In African Countries That Received U.S. Financial Support For AIDS Relief

“FEWER ADULTS DYING IN AFRICAN COUNTRIES THAT RECEIVED U-S FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR AIDS RELIEF”

INTRO: Treatment, education and prevention have been the focus of the United States when it comes to addressing the H-I-V/AIDS epidemic in Africa.  In 2003, the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief or PEPFAR began targeting several African countries, by providing to fight the disease. A new study examines if this effort is associated with saving lives. Catherine Dolf explains in this week’s JAMA Report.

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Men and women singing

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…men and women singing….

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VOICES RAISED IN SONG. SINGING ABOUT AN AFRICA WHERE H-I-V AND AIDS IS CLAIMING FEWER AND FEWER LIVES.

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SOT/FULL Super @:08 Eran Bendavid, M.D., M.S., – Stanford University Runs :06

“On the global scale about two thirds of all the people who live with HIV live in sub-Saharan Africa.

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GXF FULL AFRICAN MAP, African clinic, U-S Peace Corp worker greeting people, men sitting and listening to lecture

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THESE COUNTRIES ARE BELOW THE SAHARA DESERT. THREE QUARTERS OF THOSE PEOPLE ALSO DIE FROM THE DISEASE.  IN 2003 A MAJOR U-S INITIATIVE TO ADDRESS THIS EPIDEMIC BEGAN. IT’S CALLED THE PRESIDENT’S EMERGENCY PLAN FOR AIDS RELIEF OR PEPFAR.

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SOT/FULL Super @:28 Eran Bendavid, M.D., M.S., – Stanford University Runs :06

“This has been the single largest US investment in a single disease in health in the history of US foreign aid.”

(Video covering 2nd half of bite: pictures of Dr. Bendavid in Africa)

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Dr. Bendavid walking into office, sitting at desk, GXF FULL AFRICAN MAP, Dr. Bendavid at desk, still pics of people in Africa

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DR. ERAN (Air-RAHN) BENDAVID FROM STANFORD UNIVERSITY AND CO-AUTHORS STUDIED MORE THAN A MILLION AND A HALF ADULTS IN 27 AFRICAN COUNTRIES FROM 1998 TO 2008. THEY RANGED IN AGE FROM 15 TO 59. NINE OF THOSE COUNTRIES WERE PEPFAR FOCUS COUNTRIES. RESEARCHERS WANTED TO KNOW WHETHER THE INFLUX OF U-S DOLLARS FOR H-I-V EDUCATION, PREVENTION AND TREATMENT WAS ASSOCIATED WITH CHANGES IN MORTALITY.

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SOT/FULL Super @:56 Eran Bendavid, M.D., M.S., – Stanford University Runs :10

“We estimate that in those nine countries during that period between 2004 and 2008 about 740 thousand adults did not die in association with the program.”

(Video covering 2nd half of bite: still pics of people in Africa)

JAMA COVER

GXF FULL

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THE STUDY APPEARS IN A THEME ISSUE ON GLOBAL HEALTH IN THIS WEEK’S JAMA, JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION.

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SOT/FULL Super @ 1:12 Eran Bendavid, M.D., M.S., – Stanford University Runs :14

“A lot of times there are concerns that foreign aid disappears somewhere in the path between the coffers in Washington and the recipients on the ground we’re showing this particular investment has a substantial affect that trickled all the way down to really improving people’s lives.”

(Video covering middle of bite: men and women with aid worker)

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B-ROLL

African clinic, cu of man sitting

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VO

THERE WERE ALSO CONCERNS THAT FOCUSING JUST ON H-I-V WAS CROWDING OUT OTHER HEALTH CARE INVESTMENTS CAUSING UNINTENDED HARMS.

AUDIO

SOT/FULL Super @ 1:33 Eran Bendavid, M.D., M.S., – Stanford University Runs :06

“The mortality reduction was if anything larger in the general population than in the HIV infected population.”

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B-ROLL

Dr. Bendavid behind his desk, video of Peace Corp worker with villagers, still picture of woman with children, people hearing a lecture

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vo

RESEARCHERS SAY IN AREAS WITH THE HIGHEST H-I-V PREVALENCE, U-S INVESTMENTS WILL IMPROVE THE ABILITY OF PEOPLE TO CARE FOR THEIR FAMILIES AND BECOME PRODUCTIVE MEMBERS OF THEIR COUNTRIES ECONOMIES.

AUDIO

SOT/FULL Super @ 1:50 Eran Bendavid, M.D., M.S., – Stanford University Runs :11

“What we hope is that our study will be the beginning of broader interest and broader understanding of how these investments are making a change for the good in terms of all these social effects from HIV.”

(Video covering 2nd half of bite: people sitting outside, man walking with children, men and women singing)

VIDEO

B-ROLL

Men and women singing

AUDIO

VO

CATHERINE DOLF, THE JAMA REPORT.

TAG: THE UNITED STATES ALSO SUPPORTS OTHER PROGRAMS, THE GLOBAL FUND TO FIGHT AIDS, TUBERCULOSIS AND MALARIA AND THE PRESIDENT’S MALARIA INITIATIVE.

“FEWER ADULTS DYING IN AFRICAN COUNTRIES THAT RECEIVED U-S FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR AIDS RELIEF”

INTRO: Treatment, education and prevention have been the focus of the United States when it comes to addressing the H-I-V/AIDS epidemic in Africa.  In 2003, the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief or PEPFAR began targeting several African countries, by providing to fight the disease. A new study examines if this effort is associated with saving lives. Catherine Dolf explains in this week’s JAMA Report.

VIDEO

B-ROLL

Men and women singing

AUDIO

NATSO/FULL RUNS:02

…men and women singing….

AUDIO

VO

VOICES RAISED IN SONG. SINGING ABOUT AN AFRICA WHERE H-I-V AND AIDS IS CLAIMING FEWER AND FEWER LIVES.

AUDIO

SOT/FULL Super @:08 Eran Bendavid, M.D., M.S., – Stanford University Runs :06

“On the global scale about two thirds of all the people who live with HIV live in sub-Saharan Africa.

VIDEO

B-ROLL

GXF FULL AFRICAN MAP, African clinic, U-S Peace Corp worker greeting people, men sitting and listening to lecture

AUDIO

VO

THESE COUNTRIES ARE BELOW THE SAHARA DESERT. THREE QUARTERS OF THOSE PEOPLE ALSO DIE FROM THE DISEASE.  IN 2003 A MAJOR U-S INITIATIVE TO ADDRESS THIS EPIDEMIC BEGAN. IT’S CALLED THE PRESIDENT’S EMERGENCY PLAN FOR AIDS RELIEF OR PEPFAR.

AUDIO

SOT/FULL Super @:28 Eran Bendavid, M.D., M.S., – Stanford University Runs :06

“This has been the single largest US investment in a single disease in health in the history of US foreign aid.”

(Video covering 2nd half of bite: pictures of Dr. Bendavid in Africa)

VIDEO

B-ROLL

Dr. Bendavid walking into office, sitting at desk, GXF FULL AFRICAN MAP, Dr. Bendavid at desk, still pics of people in Africa

AUDIO

VO

DR. ERAN (Air-RAHN) BENDAVID FROM STANFORD UNIVERSITY AND CO-AUTHORS STUDIED MORE THAN A MILLION AND A HALF ADULTS IN 27 AFRICAN COUNTRIES FROM 1998 TO 2008. THEY RANGED IN AGE FROM 15 TO 59. NINE OF THOSE COUNTRIES WERE PEPFAR FOCUS COUNTRIES. RESEARCHERS WANTED TO KNOW WHETHER THE INFLUX OF U-S DOLLARS FOR H-I-V EDUCATION, PREVENTION AND TREATMENT WAS ASSOCIATED WITH CHANGES IN MORTALITY.

AUDIO

SOT/FULL Super @:56 Eran Bendavid, M.D., M.S., – Stanford University Runs :10

“We estimate that in those nine countries during that period between 2004 and 2008 about 740 thousand adults did not die in association with the program.”

(Video covering 2nd half of bite: still pics of people in Africa)

JAMA COVER

GXF FULL

AUDIO

VO

THE STUDY APPEARS IN A THEME ISSUE ON GLOBAL HEALTH IN THIS WEEK’S JAMA, JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION.

AUDIO

SOT/FULL Super @ 1:12 Eran Bendavid, M.D., M.S., – Stanford University Runs :14

“A lot of times there are concerns that foreign aid disappears somewhere in the path between the coffers in Washington and the recipients on the ground we’re showing this particular investment has a substantial affect that trickled all the way down to really improving people’s lives.”

(Video covering middle of bite: men and women with aid worker)

VIDEO

B-ROLL

African clinic, cu of man sitting

AUDIO

VO

THERE WERE ALSO CONCERNS THAT FOCUSING JUST ON H-I-V WAS CROWDING OUT OTHER HEALTH CARE INVESTMENTS CAUSING UNINTENDED HARMS.

AUDIO

SOT/FULL Super @ 1:33 Eran Bendavid, M.D., M.S., – Stanford University Runs :06

“The mortality reduction was if anything larger in the general population than in the HIV infected population.”

VIDEO

B-ROLL

Dr. Bendavid behind his desk, video of Peace Corp worker with villagers, still picture of woman with children, people hearing a lecture

AUDIO

vo

RESEARCHERS SAY IN AREAS WITH THE HIGHEST H-I-V PREVALENCE, U-S INVESTMENTS WILL IMPROVE THE ABILITY OF PEOPLE TO CARE FOR THEIR FAMILIES AND BECOME PRODUCTIVE MEMBERS OF THEIR COUNTRIES ECONOMIES.

AUDIO

SOT/FULL Super @ 1:50 Eran Bendavid, M.D., M.S., – Stanford University Runs :11

“What we hope is that our study will be the beginning of broader interest and broader understanding of how these investments are making a change for the good in terms of all these social effects from HIV.”

(Video covering 2nd half of bite: people sitting outside, man walking with children, men and women singing)

VIDEO

B-ROLL

Men and women singing

AUDIO

VO

CATHERINE DOLF, THE JAMA REPORT.

TAG: THE UNITED STATES ALSO SUPPORTS OTHER PROGRAMS, THE GLOBAL FUND TO FIGHT AIDS, TUBERCULOSIS AND MALARIA AND THE PRESIDENT’S MALARIA INITIATIVE.

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