Divine Intervention

About this project: Divine Intervention

A year-long investigation into how rigid rules and restrictions of President Bush’s initiative to fight HIV/AIDS have affected countries struggling with the pandemic.

Read about our research methodology, and how we analyzed the datasets.

Meet the team behind Divine Intervention

ICIJ Director: Wendell Rawls
Editor: Diane Brozek Fancher
Editorial Projects Coordinator: Leah Rush

Writers: Sheetal Doshi, Prangtip Daorueng, Alejandra Fernández Morera, Sarah Fort, M. Asif Ismail, Daniel Kalinaki, Patrick Kiger, Adri Kotze, Victoria Kreha, Anna-Maria Lombard, Arthur Okwemba, Olayinka Oyegbile, Devin Varsalona, Marina Walker Guevara

Translators: Kaleyesus Bekele (Ethiopia), Guy-Claude Jean-Baptiste Jr. (Haiti)

Researchers: Susanna Hamblin, Rakesh Kalshian, Rachel Leven, Sarah Laskow

Associate Editor: Tom Stites
Copy Editors: Marcia Kramer, Tonia E. Moore
Research Editors: Michelle R. Harris, Elizabeth Levine, Peter Newbatt Smith
Database Editor: Helena Bengtsson
Graphic Designer: Jyoti Sauna

Network Administrator: Chatchai Sae-Tung
Web Site Architect: Han Nguyen

Project Funding

Divine Intervention was made possible through generous grants from the Popplestone Foundation and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

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Inside Divine Intervention
Methodology: Questions, Lawsuits and, Eventually, Some Answers
August 23, 2012 — The government program is funded entirely with public money. It has nothing to do with national security. And it appears to spotlight the Bush administration’s “compassionate conservative” profile. It would seem, in other words, to be just the kind of program officials would gladly share with journalists.
Inside Divine Intervention
Glossary of Terms: A.I.D.S. and Health Policy
From Abstinence to the WHO: Here are some common acronyms and terms in the Divine Intervention project.
Inside Divine Intervention
PEPFAR policy hinders treatment in generic terms
Critics say FDA approval rule has meant greater use of high-cost drugs at expense of helping fewer patients.