News, commentary, and voices in the efforts to eliminate HIV and AIDS in children worldwide.
January 29, 2013
Africa Cup champions Chipolopolo’s signed
game ball, which is being auctioned on eBay to
raise money for EGPAF.
Our friends on Zambia’s national football team, Chipolopolo, are defending their championship this year at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations tournament, but they haven’t forgotten about our fight against pediatric AIDS.
Foundation Ambassador Florence Ngobeni-Allen
and U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton at a
PEPFAR (President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS
Relief) event. (Photo: EGPAF)
2013 is a year full of promises.
My name is Florence Ngobeni Allen, and I am a global advocate for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. I travel around the world educating communities about pediatric AIDS and motivating them to join me in the fight for an AIDS-free generation. This issue is of particular importance to me, because I am an HIV-positive mother of two HIV-negative children.
January 25, 2013
Mothers and babies at a clinic in Mozambique,
where the Foundation has provided over 1.1
million women with the services they need to
prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV.
This week, we’re learning more about HIV-resistant cells, thinking about Dance Marathon, and reading about the rights of children living with HIV.
January 24, 2013
It's the first snowy day here at EGPAF's headquarters in Washington D.C., reminding us of this August snowstorm in Lesotho. Last year, EGPAF provided 108,038 women in Lesotho with prevention of mother-to-child transmission services. (Photo: EGPAF, 2012)
Sydney van Horn
Los Angeles, CA
January 23, 2013
Sydney (far left) and friends at the UCLA Dance
Marathon 2012. (Photo: Hom Photography)
I am a Dance Marathoner: I have gotten completely buried in dancer bags, rubbed tennis balls on my sore feet, and lost more hours of sleep than I care to admit. And some people would call me crazy to take this on yet again after graduating. Me? I wouldn’t have it any other way.
January 22, 2013
Only 28 percent of children living with HIV
have access to the ARV treatments that can
save their lives. (Photo: EGPAF)
On Thursday, 17 January, I traveled to Geneva, Switzerland for several reasons: to meet with our Geneva staff, to attend a day-long meeting of the Global Steering Group that is strategically pushing forward on effective implementation of the Global Plan, and to conduct EGPAF’s first-ever briefing of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC).