News, commentary, and voices in the efforts to eliminate HIV and AIDS in children worldwide.
March 28, 2013
EGPAF President and CEO Chip Lyons speaks
at the launch of a new EGPAF project
supporting HIV treatment and health systems
strengthening in Malawi.
(Photo: Eric Kilongi/EGPAF)
This week, EGPAF CEO and President, Chip Lyons, traveled to the country offices in Malawi
, the first country in Africa to create a policy at the national level using the World Health Organization (WHO)’s “Option B+”
strategy, which provides life-long antiretroviral treatment (ART) to all HIV-infected pregnant women regardless of their immunity (CD4) levels.
March 28, 2013
The cover of EGPAF Ambassador
Jamie Gentille’s new book, “Surviving HIV:
Growing Up a Secret and Being Positive”
Jamie Gentille, an EGPAF Ambassador, gives us a preview of her newly published memoir Surviving HIV: Growing Up and Secret and Being Positive
and shares her inspiring message of hope.
Irene Edith Nabusoba
March 27, 2013
Children entertain guests at the Option B+
launch in Kampala, Uganda.
(Photo: Irene Nabusoba/EGPAF)
March 22 was a day of promises, recommitments, and pledges to end pediatric HIV infections in Uganda, as the country’s first lady launched Option B+
and a campaign to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV (eMTCT).
March 26, 2013
To date, EGPAF has helped more than 1 million
women access PMTCT services in Cote d'Ivoire.
(Photo: Olivier Asselin/EGPAF)
During a recent trip to Cote d'Ivoire, Country Officer Claire O' Connor, had the opportunity to learn about a program that was started in 2008 by EGPAF in association with the National Institute of Training for Social Workers (INFS). The 9-month program was designed to help all certified social workers learn how to effectively provide psychosocial support for PLHIV and pregnant women in need of prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) services.
March 25, 2013
(Photo: Arsenio Manhice/EGPAF)
Recently in Mozambique, EGPAF supported numerous health sites as they recovered from devastating floods in Gaza Province in the southern region of the country.
March 22, 2013
This week, we’re reading about how Kenyans are successfully reducing new cases of pediatric HIV one family at a time; why one HIV specialist is hesitant to use the phrase “functionally cured” when discussing this month’s most buzzed-about news with his patients; and how a simple tool for nonsurgical circumcision could be a “game-changer” in preventing HIV infection.