News, commentary, and voices in the efforts to eliminate HIV and AIDS in children worldwide.
March 21, 2013
(Photo: Rickshaw Run, 2013)
Around the world, people are fighting to eliminate pediatric HIV and keep mothers and their babies safe. But few are going as far as three young people who will be taking part in a race across India to raise money for EGPAF. Click past the jump to learn more about what is sure to be an unforgettable adventure.
March 21, 2013
Lungile, who lives in Swaziland, is
HIV-positive, but because of PMTCT, her
child is HIV-free
(Photo: EGPAF/James Pursey, 2011).
On March 21, in Ezulwini, Swaziland, the South African Development Community (SADC) launched a 1,000 Days Program to end TB/HIV co-infections. The battle against HIV/TB co-infection is an important fight to win in Swaziland and across Africa. It is estimated that 1,000 people die each day as a result of this type of infection. In Swaziland alone, more than 80 percent of TB patients are also living with AIDS.
Philip O’Brien, the Foundation's Executive Vice President of Communications, Advocacy, and Development attended and recapped the event.
March 20, 2013
EGPAF President and CEO Chip Lyons
This week, I am visiting our programs in Kenya
– a country with the fourth-largest number of people infected with HIV in the world.
The two facilities I visited yesterday in Ndhiwa district of Kenya’s Nyanza region showed me how our work, with support from the U.S President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), is helping to shape the trajectory of HIV/AIDS among children.
March 20, 2013
Melissa and Janice McCall
Recently, Ambassador Janice McCall
sat down with her mom, Melissa, to share their own unique stories of living with HIV. In candid letters to their younger selves, Janice
wrote of the terror and desperation they felt in the first days, and even years, after their diagnoses. They shared the frightening reality of not knowing what tomorrow would bring, and the compassion from family and friends that kept them motivated to move forward in their lives.
March 19, 2013
EGPAF Senior Director of Country
Management, Dr. Stephen Lee.
On February 26, 2013, EGPAF’s Senior Director of Country Management and Support, Dr. Stephen Lee delivered a lecture on the challenges involved in preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV in rural settings to more than 150 students at State University of New York (SUNY) Potsdam
New York, New York
March 18, 2013
Miss Universe Olivia Culpo speaking at EGPAF’s
inaugural Global Champions for a Mother’s Fight
gala Feb. 20. (Photo: EGPAF)
"On March 10, we celebrated National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. It was a day to recognize how AIDS affects women and girls in the United States. It was a day to reflect on 30 years of the epidemic, and how it has impacted our young people. It was a day to take a stand." Read more about how Miss Universe 2012 stood with women worldwide to fight for the end of AIDS.