News, commentary, and voices in the efforts to eliminate HIV and AIDS in children worldwide.
August 19, 2011
A mother in Uganda receives her
medications from a nurse.
(Photo: EGPAF/James Pursey)
In the wake of this year’s largest international AIDS conference, we’ve been reading several articles highlighting the need for better AIDS medicines for children. One headline in this week’s The New England Journal of Medicine
particularly caught our eye: “Pediatric HIV – A Neglected Disease?” Learn more about the unique challenges faced by children living with HIV and AIDS, including fewer options to treat the disease.
Evan Von Leer
August 11, 2011
In 2010, the Foundation partnered with the Global Health Corps (GHC) to improve health services in the sub-Saharan nation of Malawi. GHC placed two fellows in the Foundation’s office in Malawi’s capital city of Lilongwe to help provide capacity in monitoring and evaluation to support the Foundation’s work in HIV prevention, care, and treatment services for children, women, and families.
After a successful first year, the partnership has expanded to a second country in 2011. This year, GHC will be placing two fellows at Foundation offices in both Uganda and Malawi.
Before leaving for Africa, Eric Nicola, one of the fellows heading to Malawi, sat down with us at our offices in Washington, D.C. to talk about his expectations for the upcoming year.
Dr. Edward Bitarakwate,
Country Director for
Uganda. (Photo: EGPAF/Doug DeMark)
To build momentum toward the AIDS 2012 conference next year in Washington, D.C., the International AIDS Society (IAS) is collecting stories from all of its members to showcase a “day in the life” of those fighting the AIDS pandemic around the world.
The Foundation’s own Dr. Edward Bitarakwate – our Country Director for Uganda – was among the first IAS members to be profiled.
Click past the jump for his first-person testimonial about his work in Uganda, and what gives him hope that we can eliminate pediatric HIV and AIDS.
August 4, 2011
Elizabeth and Ariel Glaser (Photo: EGPAF)
We’ve all heard that this year marks the thirtieth anniversary of the first AIDS diagnosis in the United States.
Today at the Foundation, we also commemorate another milestone – what would have been Ariel Glaser’s thirtieth birthday.
Click past the jump to see a short video and listen to Jake Glaser, Ariel's brother, and son of Elizabeth Glaser, remember his sister, and how she created the Foundation's logo that still inspires hope today.
July 29, 2011
U.S. Capitol Building
This week in Washington, the focus has been mainly on whether Congress and the administration will reach a compromise to keep the U.S. government from defaulting on its debt obligations.
We were reading about another important, yet overshadowed debate occurring on Capitol Hill, also related to the U.S. fulfilling its commitments – this time on global health funding.
Click past the jump to read about the threat of drastic cuts -- as much as $700 million -- to the administration's Global Health Initiative.
July 27, 2011
United States Capitol Building
Today there were new developments on Capitol Hill that cause concern about the continued success of U.S. supported global health initiatives.
An Appropriations subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives proposed severe reductions to global health spending – more than $700 million in cuts to programs combating HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, and other diseases.
Click past the jump for more details and a statement released by Foundation President and CEO Chip Lyons on the critical funding cuts.