January 2014

What We’re Reading: Global Advocacy in 2014

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This week, we’re reading about how the global HIV/AIDS landscape is evolving as we race toward the 2015 Millennium Development Goal finish line. From the nomination of a new U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator to debates about the post-2015 development agenda, we’re learning how health experts plan to reach the global goal of reversing the spread of HIV/AIDS.

EGPAF EGPAF Congratulates Deborah Birx on her Nomination as U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator –  On January 9, 2013, the White House nominated Deborah Birx, M.D. to head the U.S. Department of State’s Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator. EGPAF CEO and President Chip Lyons offers his congratulations to Dr. Birx.

Ghcorps.com –  Find it. Share It. Solve It. – Brian Ssennoga, an EGPAF Global Health Corps Fellow based in Uganda reflects on his time as a communications officer, helping children living with HIV develop the courage to be open about their status in a stigmatized society. 

Devex Fitting AIDS into the post-2015 agenda – World Leaders are honing in on ways to ensure HIV/AIDS is included in the post-2015 development agenda.

AllAfrica.comAfrica: Living With HIV – to Disclose or Not to Disclose? – Fear of rejection and stigma often prevent people living with HIV from disclosing their status. This article examines one woman’s personal journey from fear to advocacy.

EGPAF House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi Shares Memories of Elizabeth Glaser — U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D –Calif.) shares her memories of meeting Elizabeth Glaser for the first time, in the latest installment of our Connected: 25 Years Fighting For Mothers, Children, and Families series.