News, commentary, and voices in the efforts to eliminate HIV and AIDS in children worldwide.
August 27, 2012
Florence Chessa at work.
Florence Chessa is a nurse fighting against HIV both professionally and personally. Learn about her inspiring and incredible story and how she is helping to improve the delivery of care and treatment services and reduce stigma against health care workers living with HIV.
August 24, 2012
Mary Fisher at the 1992 Republican National Convention.
With the Republican and Democratic National Conventions approaching, this week we were reading about two historic speeches about HIV/AIDS from past conventions. Learn more about these ground-breaking moments.
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
August 23, 2012
Students at the Parachute Express
Playschool in Victoria, British Columbia.
Joanna Robinson has worked for the Foundation for longer than her two children have been alive, but she still gets looks of confusion when she tries to explain to them she is traveling to Africa for work.
Recently, the preschool her children attend in Victoria, British Columbia embarked on a project that would clear up a little of that confusion: they decided to collect toys and art supplies to deliver to EGPAF-supported play centers in Zimbabwe, a country halfway around the world that none of them knew anything about.
Continue reading to find out what happened...
August 17, 2012
U.S. Capitol (Photo: EGPAF)
The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program is the largest federal government program designed to designed to provide care, treatment and various support services to individuals affected by HIV and AIDS in the United States.
Next year, the Ryan White CARE Act—the legislation that authorizes funding for the various Ryan White Programs—is up for Congressional reauthorization (or renewal).
August 8, 2012
EGPAF and other key PEPFAR partners in Lesotho were recently invited to participate in a roundtable discussion with Ambassador Eric Goosby, the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator; Selloane Qhobela, principal secretary at the Lesotho Ministry of Social Development; and Nkhala Sefako, national coordinator for the Global Fund in Lesotho. Accompanying Ambassador Goosby was Deborah Von Zinkernagel, principal deputy global AIDS coordinator.
August 6, 2012
Brett and his mom, Marty, before swimming with
dolphins in the Florida Keys (Photo: Marty Mitchell)
Brett spent the first two-and-a-half months of his life in the hospital with a heart complication, receiving 35 blood transfusions from 12 donors. In 1987, he tested positive for HIV. He passed away at the age of 27, but not before he got his driver’s license, ran with the Olympic Torch before the Atlanta games, graduated from high school, bought his first car, swam with dolphins, lived on his own, and much more. In this incredible post, Brett’s mom, Marty Mitchell, explains how Brett became an advocate for kids living with HIV, and led a life that defied all odds.