News, commentary, and voices in the efforts to eliminate HIV and AIDS in children worldwide.
February 7, 2012
Ambassador Eric Goosby provides
opening remarks at a Congressional
briefing on Combination Prevention.
This week we’ve been reading about the crucial role of preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) as a part of a larger prevention strategy to help end the AIDS epidemic. A packed briefing covered this important topic on Capitol Hill last week, featuring speakers discussing a number of innovative methods to reduce HIV infections. The panel included the Foundation’s own Dr. RJ Simonds talking about PMTCT and the potential to virtually eliminate pediatric AIDS as the first step to an AIDS-free generation.
Johannesburg, South Africa
January 31, 2012
Last week, EGPAF-South Africa marked the conclusion of eight successful years of a groundbreaking HIV prevention, care, and treatment program called Project HEART. A celebratory event in Johannesburg highlighted the program’s achievements in South Africa: more than 215,000 people received HIV care and support services, and well over half a million women received PMTCT services, averting at least 30,000 pediatric HIV infections.
Photo: Matthews Mathibe's mother, Grace, accessed services to prevent mother-to-child transmission made possible by Project HEART. As a result Matthews was born healthy and HIV-free. (Heather Mason)
A new ally has joined mothers around the world fighting to ensure that their babies are protected from the ravages of HIV.
The Business Leadership Council for a Generation Born Free of HIV officially launched today at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
The Business Leadership Council is comprised of representatives from diverse industries and countries, but all committed to the same ambitious goal: ending mother-to-child transmission of HIV by 2015.
Photo: Tatu Msangi (left) is an HIV-positive mother living in Moshi, Tanzania. Thanks to medicines to prevent transmission of HIV to her baby, her daughter Faith, 8 years old, is HIV-free and attending school. (James Pursey/EGPAF)
Stephen Lee, MD
January 13, 2012
(Photo: James Pursey)
In many countries, ministries of health are revising national HIV/AIDS guidelines to incorporate recent World Health Organization recommendations that define standards of HIV care and service delivery approaches.
To support those efforts, the Foundation is pleased to announce the release of a set of clinical standard operating procedure (SOP) templates to support HIV prevention and care and treatment services in low-resource settings.
January 6, 2012
A young child in Swaziland.
Photo: Jon Hrusa
As we start a new year at the Foundation, we wanted to take a moment to look back and pay tribute to a friend we lost at the very end of 2011 – the photographer Jon Hrusa.
You’ve probably seen his name in the photo credits below some truly stunning images throughout our website and in our materials. Based in South Africa, Jon worked with the Foundation for almost a decade documenting the impact of our HIV prevention and treatment programs in the region.
In tribute to Jon, we’ve collected ten of our favorite photos from him, with links to some of the stories behind them.
December 22, 2011
The Whiffenpoofs with Glee star Darren Criss
(center, red tie). Photo: Harold Levine
Last weekend, the Foundation traveled to New York City for a special holiday concert benefitting our mission to create an HIV-free generation around the world.
We attended the second annual Sing Out, Raise Hope concert, headlined by Yale’s oldest a cappella group, the Whiffenpoofs. The Whiffs hosted this sold-out show at the Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall just a few days after performing at the White House in Washington, D.C.
The special guest of the night was not a fellow student a capella star, but he plays one on TV – Darren Criss from the hit show Glee