(Photo: James Pursey/EGPAF)
Men: A Key to Preventing Mother-to-Child Transmission
by Johanna Harvey , June 11, 2013
Studies have shown that male involvement in the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) services reduced the risks of vertical transmission (mother-to-child) and infant mortality by more than 40 percent. Educating male partners about HIV in general and how it is transmitted is essential to long-term approaches to eliminating HIV/AIDS transmission.
(Photo: The Voice)
A Talented Artist Doing More For Others
by Jamar Rogers , May 29, 2013
Jamar Rogers thrilled audiences on “The Voice” during its second season. Since then, he’s been touring, recording, and writing music, but he always makes time for one of his most important causes: children living with HIV. In this blog, Jamar explains why he’s so excited to get involved with EGPAF and the fight to eliminate pediatric AIDS.
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Reaching the Finish Line, One Rickshaw Run at a Time
by Danny Gottlieb , May 28, 2013
On April 6, the Sitar Wars rickshaw team began a 2,400-mile, two-week race across the entire Indian subcontinent to raise money for EGPAF. Read Danny’s final installment in his blog series about the journey and what the team experienced along the way.
The Ndhiwa Region is Getting Close to the Elimination of Pediatric HIV Infections
by Eric Kilongi, May 20, 2013
The Ndhiwa region of Kenya has seen tremendous progress in the elimination of new pediatric HIV infections.The region’s average mother-to-child HIV transmission rates have decreased from a high of 10 percent in 2010 to 4 percent in 2012.
Celebrating One Million Babies born HIV-free!
Posted June 18, 2013
U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Ambassador
Eric P. Goosby joins EGPAF Ambassador Tatu
Msangi and her daughter Faith at an event
honoring the 10th anniversary of PEPFAR.
At an event to celebrate the ten-year anniversary of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief
(PEPFAR), U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced today that as of June 2013, one million babies have been born free of HIV around the world thanks to PEPFAR support. Here at the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
(EGPAF), we are celebrating this amazing milestone and the crucial role our organization played in its achievement. EGPAF has been a key implementer of PEPFAR’s program since 2003, and is directly responsible for more than 20 percent (213,000) of the one million averted pediatric infections.
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