‘Every mother coping with HIV should have usage of the support and treatment she needs to defend her health insurance and protect her baby from HIV illness,’ added Robin Smalley, co-founder of mothers2moms. ‘We are thrilled to partner with Chevron to expand the reach of our Mentor Mom model and champion the health and well-getting of Nigeria’s mothers and kids.’ ‘The private sector can be an extremely important partner in the fight against the disease, both in program implementation and as a supportive donor,’ stated Gabriel Jaramillo, general manager of the Global Fund.The reauthorization bills would allocate $50 billion for PEPFAR over another five years – – more than 3 x President Bush’s original 2003 proposal, DeMint writes. He adds, To place this number in perspective, it is more than dual the $22 billion we spend each year for our veterans. In the meantime, back home the federal government cannot pay doctors what they are owed under Medicare actually. The legislation also allows funding for programs – – such as for example prevention initiatives targeted at injection medication users, commercial sex employees and men who’ve sex with guys – – that are counterproductive in the fight against AIDS, according to DeMint.