News, commentary, and voices in the efforts to eliminate HIV and AIDS in children worldwide.
May 6, 2013
Madalitso Tolani and Andrea Garces, Global
Health Corps fellows are working with and
learning from EGPAF staff in their placement in
Malawi. (Photo: EGPAF)
Each year, the Global Health Corps
pairs fellows from the United States with international counterparts and places them in health care organizations around the world.
This year, GHC Fellows Mwitwa Chileshe and Lauren Smith were placed in EGPAF’s country office in Zambia
, while Andrea Garces
and Madalitso Tolani were placed in EGPAF’s Malawi office
. Continue reading to learn about their experiences working with the Foundation in the field.
May 3, 2013
HIV (in yellow) attacking a human cell. Over
thirty years after the beginning of the AIDS
epidemic, how close are we to a cure?
(Photo: Science magazine)
This week, we’re reading about why one New York Times writer says the word ‘cure’ is still premature when discussing HIV, thinking about how working for EGPAF in Malawi has benefitted a Global Health Corps Fellow, and learning about a recent study that argues an infrequently used treatment regimen might be more effective than current practices for treating pediatric HIV.
May 3, 2013
One of EGPAF’s mobile clinics, designed to
provide rural Mozambique with health
services and HIV/AIDS testing, care, and
treatment. (Photo: EGPAF)
Working with the U.S. government, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation will launch three mobile clinics on May 9 in Xai-Xai city, the capital of Gaza Province in the southern region of Mozambique.
May 3, 2013
A meeting with village chiefs in Kudoko
Andrea Garces is a Global Health Corps Fellow working with EGPAF in Malawi. She writes about recent site visits and how small communities are encouraging men and women to take part in efforts to eliminate pediatric AIDS.
Village, Malawi to talk about HIV prevention
and antenatal care for pregnant women and
their families. (Photo: EGPAF)
Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
May 1, 2013
Vodacom Foundation representatives and
EGPAF staff toured health sites benefiting
from SMS technology in Tanzania.
Accompanied by officials from EGPAF’s offices in Tanzania, representatives from African mobile communications firm Vodacom
visited EGPAF-supported sites in Lindi and Mtwara in April to learn more about the use of SMS technology in the elimination of pediatric AIDS.
April 30, 2013
Participants break into groups to create
strategies to get more children into pediatric
HIV and EID services in their districts.
In an effort to encourage more women to take advantage of pediatric HIV prevention, care, and treatment services, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation’s USAID-funded Strengthening TB and AIDS Response in SW Uganda (STAR SW) project, working with the Ministry of Health (MOH), organized a regional pediatric HIV and Early Infant Diagnosis (EID) stakeholders’ conference earlier this month at Lake View Hotel in Mbarara in western Uganda.