News, commentary, and voices in the efforts to eliminate HIV and AIDS in children worldwide.
HIV/AIDS and neglected tropical diseases
(NTDs) often overlap, affected women and
children disproportionately. (Photo: WHO)
Recently, there has been a lot of discussion about global health funding and how we can do more with less. As we reflect on 10 years of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Release (PEPFAR)
, move forward with new funding streams for the Global Fund
and transition bilateral and multilateral support to country-ownership platforms, we must examine the best ways to link HIV/AIDS services with other global health interventions.
The Sitar Wars Rickshaw Race team (Danny
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!
Gottlieb, Steve Stenholt, and Lindsey Wanner)
at Coronation Bridge in West Bengal, India.
(Photo: Sitar Wars)
May 22, 2013
The World Health Assembly, based in Geneva,
Switzerland, is the main governing body of
the World Health Organization. (Photo: WHO)
The 66th World Health Assembly (WHA) opened in Geneva, Switzerland on Monday with representatives from the 194 member states of the World Health Organization (WHO). The group convenes annually to make key decisions about the future policies and key directions of the WHO. This year, the delegates will focus on the challenge of how to ensure the place of health in the post-2015 generation of millennium development goals
(MDGs), including MDG 5
, improving maternal and child health and MDG 6
, combating HIV, malaria, and other diseases.
Team Sitar Wars (Danny Gottleib, Lindsey
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. Their journey took them from beaches to hostels, from engine failures to the Bay of Bengal. Read more from team member Danny about their incredible journey.
Wanner, and Steve Stenholt) about to take a
refreshing dip in the Bay of Bengal during their
Rickshaw Race across India to raise money
for EGPAF. (Photo: Sitar Wars)
An anti-AIDS message on an outside wall in Mtendere Township in Lusaka, Zambia. Zambia has one of the most devastating HIV burdens in the world – one in seven adults in the country is living with HIV. Since 2001, EGPAF has provided much needed support to the Ministry of Health to help save the lives of babies and children throughout the country.
Jeffrey T. Safrit
Los Angeles, CA
May 18, 2013
HIV (in green) budding from a type of white
blood cell known as a lymphocyte. Just how
close are we to creating a vaccine to prevent
HIV infections? (Photo: Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention)
As the global health community continues to make strides in the fight to end HIV/AIDS, I want to celebrate World HIV Vaccine Awareness Day and applaud the research and development (R&D) community on its progress thus far to develop an effective HIV vaccine.