Donors and Collaborators
ALPHA EPSILON PHI
The sisters of Alpha Epsilon Phi (AEPhi) sorority designated EGPAF one of their national philanthropies in honor of EGPAF Co-Founders and AEPhi members Elizabeth Glaser and Susie Zeegen. Today, on nearly fifty collegiate campuses across the country, the young women of AEPhi honor Elizabeth and Susie by raising awareness and much-needed funds in support of the mothers, children, and families helped by EGPAF. Visit website
BILL & MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION
EGPAF has a longstanding relationship with The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In 2000, EGPAF was able to vastly expand its international prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV efforts through a multi-million dollar grant from the Gates Foundation. Since then, the Gates Foundation has provided EGPAF with additional grants for PMTCT implementation and operations research, as well as pediatric HIV vaccine research. Visit website
CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION
EGPAF has enjoyed a longstanding relationship with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). CDC has supported EGPAF’s prevention, care, and treatment programs since 2004 with funds from the President’s Emergency Plan for HIV/AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). Initial support began with the $534 million CDC-funded PEPFAR Track 1.0 Project HEART supporting prevention, care, and treatment across five countries. Since then, CDC’s support has grown to include more than 18 individual projects that provide integrated HIV/AIDS services at national, regional, district, and community levels. In addition, EGPAF also holds the CDC-funded Delta Award, a five-year global technical assistance program that provides short- and medium-term support to PEPFAR priority countries. EGPAF is currently working with CDC support in eight countries: Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, and Namibia. Visit website
CHILDREN’S INVESTMENT FUND FOUNDATION
In December 2010, EGPAF received a $45 million five-year award from the London-based Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) to significantly scale up programs and dramatically accelerate the elimination of pediatric HIV/AIDS in Zimbabwe. This successful partnership was instrumental in rolling out the 2010 WHO guidelines nationwide, and reducing the rate of mother to child transmission of HIV from 30% to 6.7% by the end of 2014. As part of the PEFPAR/CIFF Accelerating Children’s HIV/AIDS Treatment (ACT) initiative CIFF awarded five additional grants to EGPAF. Three were implemented in Kenya, Tanzania and Malawi (2015 to 2017) for implementation of pediatric-focused projects, and follow-on work is now starting focusing on adolescent HIV prevention, care and treatment under one global project active in Kenya, Tanzania and Zimbabwe (2016-2018). In addition, EGPAF served as CIFF’s “Lead Implementing Partner” on a project which provided grants management of CIFF’s implementing partner portfolio on CIFF’s behalf during the first phase of ACT (2015-2017). Emphasis is being placed within these projects on strengthening the capacity and commitment of the existing health system at all levels to ensure an integrated, sustainable and cost-effective approach and to ensure documentation and dissemination of lessons learned to strengthen efforts to eliminate pediatric HIV/AIDS globally. Visit website
COMMUNICATION WORKERS OF AMERICA
The Communications Workers of America Union (CWA) chose EGPAF as their “Charity of Choice” in 1990, after Elizabeth Glaser shared her moving story with CWA members. CWA’s support of EGPAF has remained steadfast ever since. Over the course of this 26 year partnership, CWA and its members have donated nearly $8 million to help support EGPAF’s lifesaving programs. Their Locals’ continued commitment to raising funds and awareness for EGPAF’s mission makes them very valuable partners. Visit website
CONRAD N. HILTON FOUNDATION
Since 2012, the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation has supported EGPAF to provide developmental support to children under five years of age. Under the Survive and Thrive Project (2012-2015) EGPAF expanded access to comprehensive early childhood development (ECD) services for vulnerable children infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS in Lusaka, Zambia. Through the development of two ECD Survive and Thrive assessment and promotion rooms at Lusaka clinics, and in collaboration with community-based organizations onsite in two high-prevalence areas in Lusaka, the project worked with parents and caregivers to enhance their knowledge, supported community-based services, and expanded clinical services to ensure that young children reach key developmental milestones. Under the current Malezi Project in Tanzania (2015-2017), EGPAF works within currently supported high-volume health facilities to increase the capacity of caregivers, families, communities, and health staff to support ECD and increase access to age-appropriate ECD interventions within facility and community-based MNCH and HIV services. Additional funding was also provided to EGPAF in Zambia to sustain the gains achieved through the Survive and Thrive project, ensuring that services are maintained and fully absorbed by the Ministry of Health and other stakeholders Visit website
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
EGPAF works in collaboration with Population Services International, DRC’s Department of Defense, the National AIDS Control Program, and the National Army Program to Fight AIDS (PALS) to support adult and pediatric HIV care and treatment activities across the Kinshasa, Haut-Katanga, Tshopo, and Lualaba provinces. Through this program, EGPAF supports training and mentorship of health workers based at facilities serving the military and their families. We provide family counseling and patient education on HIV prevention, care and treatment, as well as psychosocial support programs to children at supported health facilities; supportive supervision to ensure accurate and effective HIV diagnostics at laboratories; coordination of regular partner meetings to ensure routine planning among key stakeholders; and management of program data review, analysis and exchange visits between target provinces for best practice sharing among supported sites. EGPAF currently supports 26 sites across the four provinces under this project. Visit website
The Walt Disney Company is one of EGPAF’s longstanding partners, and has contributed more than $3 million since EGPAF’s founding. Disney regularly serves as a lead sponsor of EGPAF’s ‘A Time for Heroes’ family festival in Los Angeles, CA. The annual event helps raise funds and awareness for EGPAF’s effort to achieve an AIDS-free generation. Visit website
EGPAF has a comprehensive and innovative collaboration with ELMA Philanthropies to expand access to HIV testing in children older than 18 months and link HIV-infected children to HIV treatment in Kenya, eSwatini, and Zambia. All HIV-infected children are linked to pediatric HIV treatment programs supported by EGPAF or to pediatric ART district networks. This project complements our UNITAID project which focuses on increasing access to point-of-care early infant diagnosis in these three countries and others. Additionally, EGPAF Uganda is working to improve pediatric HIV care and treatment in southwest Uganda, and increase the proportion of HIV-infected children receiving care and treatment. This program will build on funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development to increase identification of HIV-infected children through facility and non-facility means and scale-up of the family model of services, increasing linkages to care and treatment services, and increasing retention into care and treatment. EGPAF’s efforts to support the MOH to increase access to viral load testing in 2015 and 2016 will also ensure that EGPAF can monitor viral suppression in children on ART. Visit website
ELTON JOHN AIDS FOUNDATION
The Elton John AIDS Foundation currently supports EGPAF in Kenya and Zambia to expand HIV treatment and prevention efforts for adolescents in urban settings. The two-year project aims to improve the overall well-being and quality of life for adolescents 15-19 years of age through expansion of access to and quality of HIV/AIDS prevention, care, treatment, and support services. The project is focused on identifying adolescents who are living with HIV and getting them on treatment through expanded and targeted HIV testing in the urban settings of Kisumu, Kenya and Lusaka, Zambia. Visit website
The Gilead Foundation and EGPAF have enjoyed a robust partnership since 2010 across India and multiple countries in sub-Saharan Africa deeply affected by HIV/AIDS. Gilead’s support has been instrumental in helping EGPAF reach more mothers, more children, and more families who are at greatest risk and stand to gain the most from EGPAF’s lifesaving programs. This partnership has helped make vital progress toward our core work to eliminate pediatric AIDS. Gilead’s investments have enabled EGPAF to leverage US Government funding in Lesotho, Malawi, DR Congo, India, and eSwatini, and have been instrumental to filling identified gaps in community engagement programs. Currently in India, funding from Gilead Foundation allows EGPAF to provide capacity building support to local partner Solidarity and Action Against the HIV Infection in India (SAATHII) as well as ensure that HIV-positive pregnant women and mother-infant pairs are adequately followed up and receive the full cascade of PMTCT and early infant diagnosis services to prevent vertical transmission. Visit website
JEWELERS FOR CHILDREN
Jewelers for Children (JFC) was founded by the U.S. jewelry industry with the mission of helping children in need. JFC was one of the earliest supporters of EGPAF’s global programs and remains a dedicated EGPAF partner today. Currently, JFC’s annual support provides crucial funding to support EGPAF’s research, advocacy, and care and treatment programs. EGPAF is proud to be Legacy Charity partner of Jewelers for Children, and is incredibly thankful for their generous commitment of more than $10 million to EGPAF’s lifesaving programs since 1999. Visit website
JOHNSON & JOHNSON
Since 1991, EGPAF has received more than $15 million in support from Johnson & Johnson, representing 25 consecutive years of contributions and making them one of EGPAF’s most significant institutional donors. We have worked with Johnson & Johnson to reduce mother-to-child transmission of HIV in seven countries in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. Since its inception, this important partnership has contributed to reaching more than 2.5 million pregnant women with lifesaving testing, care and treatment services. Through Johnson & Johnson support, EGPAF also has carried out a myriad of activities to support capacity building, technical advocacy, information sharing, and documentation around the adoption and implementation of revised WHO guidelines across its country programs. The partnership has also supported the provision of cutting-edge training and mentorship aimed at increasing the management and leadership skills of HIV healthcare managers. Today, with support from Johnson & Johnson, EGPAF’s Zimbabwe program engages in activities focused on reaching eMTCT targets in support of eMTCT validation in the country. In addition, Janssen, the Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, EGPAF, Partnership for Supply Chain Management (PFSCM), Right to Care, The Relevance Network, and others have joined together to form the New Horizons Advancing Pediatric HIV Care Collaborative. The New Horizons Collaborative is a multi-sector coordinated effort aimed at improving and scaling-up pediatric and adolescent HIV/AIDS care and treatment through increased awareness, research, health systems strengthening, and access to HIV/AIDS medicines. Currently, the main objectives of the Collaborative are to a) address an immediate humanitarian need for advanced HIV antiretroviral therapy (ART) for children and adolescents, and b) support health systems strengthening for national HIV/AIDS programs. Within the Collaborative, EGPAF contributes effort towards partnership mobilization, technical assistance, and data collection.Visit website
MAC AIDS FUND
M∙A∙C AIDS Fund and M∙A∙C Cosmetics have partnered with EGPAF since 1999 in various capacities including support for EGPAF’s PMTCT efforts, our International Leadership Award (ILA) for research, and support for EGPAF’s India PMTCT program. M∙A∙C AIDS Fund most recently supported critical strategic communications efforts to ensure sufficient coordination support for the Global Plan at OGAC and UNAIDS. Enhanced coordination helped amplify the impact of the global communities’ efforts to achieve the Global Plan and frame the post-2015 eMTCT agenda. Visit website
Oak Foundation commits its resources to address issues of global, social and environmental concerns. Oak has supported EGPAF’s mission to end AIDS in children since 2013 by investing $3,000,000 to help EGPAF work towards the elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV. Visit website
SAVING LIVES AT BIRTH
EGPAF was selected to receive the prestigious Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development Award for its model to nationally scale up use of the innovative “Pratt Pouch” to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV in Uganda. The Pratt Pouch, a polyethylene pouch, similar to a ketchup pouch, offers a unique way for mothers to easily provide pre-measured, single doses of the HIV prophylaxis Nevirapine (NVP) to their babies. EGPAF’s model will introduce the easy-to-use pouches during antenatal care, delivery, and postnatal care services in Uganda with the goal of reaching 40,000 infants in three years. The Pratt Pouch has been evaluated in laboratory and low-resource facility settings with positive results. EGPAF’s new project will integrate Pratt Pouch technology into the existing supply chain and service delivery platforms to design a sustainable, evidence-based model for national scale-up in Uganda and other low-resource countries. Visit website
THE KEITH HARING FOUNDATION
The Keith Haring Foundation has made a $1,000,000 commitment to further EGPAF’s work to end AIDS in children around the world. Over the next four years, the Keith Haring Foundation will support EGPAF as they pursue the UNAIDS and PEPFAR-endorsed “Start Free, Stay Free, AIDS Free” framework, with the goal of ending AIDS in children, adolescents, and young women by 2020. Visit website
UNICEF and EGPAF work together at global and country levels through Inter-Agency Task Team (IATT) meetings and joint missions. UNICEF has also provided in-country grants to EGPAF to assist in scaling up services and building the capacity of health care workers on the ground. Visit website
Point-of-Care Early Infant Diagnosis (POC EID)
In collaboration with Unitaid and other stakeholders, EGPAF developed a flexible and country-driven approach to ensure successful implementation of a complex and ambitious project to expand access to early diagnosis and treatment for HIV-infected infants. This four-year, US $63 million project is funded and supported by Unitaid and aims to increase the number of HIV-positive infants whose HIV status is known in order to facilitate early antiretroviral treatment initiation. The project will achieve this through the strategic placement of point-of-care EID technologies in nine countries: Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Lesotho, Mozambique, Rwanda, eSwatini, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Through this project, EGPAF aims to increase the number and percentage of infants and caregivers receiving HIV test results; decrease the turn-around time of results from test to return of result to caregiver; decrease the number of days from HIV diagnosis to ART initiation for HIV-infected infants; and increase the number of children on life-saving treatment.
Catalyzing pediatric tuberculosis (TB) Innovations: Implementation and integration of new TB care and treatment models
EGPAF is implementing a cutting-edge project funded and supported by Unitaid, which will save children’s lives by introducing and using new child-friendly Tuberculosis (TB) treatment, innovative diagnostics, and models of care for pediatric TB. The 4-year, US $36 million CaP TB project will be rolled out in nine sub-Saharan African countries (Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe). EGPAF will also work with a local well-known partner, SAATHII, to implement the project in India. These two regions contribute disproportionately to the global burden of pediatric TB. The project will put critical pieces of evidence and experience into practice to document and share best practices on how to best save children’s lives. We believe this will result in two-fold increase in case detection, allow to treat over 16,000 children with active TB, over 52,000 children with latent TB and significantly improve the entire pediatric TB care cascade. EGPAF further aims to implement innovative models of care by integrating TB care in key entry points and the private sector.
UNITED KINGDOM DEPARTMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Since 2007, the Department for International Development (DfID) has provided crucial support to EGPAF’s Family Aids Initiative (FAI) program in Zimbabwe, focusing on integration and expansion of comprehensive services for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) in line with national PMTCT programme policies and strategies. In 2012, DfID renewed its commitment to EGPAF’s program with a four-year grant to support the integration of comprehensive pediatric care and treatment into Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) for the Elimination of Pediatric HIV in Zimbabwe. DFID’s support has been one pillar in an integrated approach led by EGPAF, and supported with funding by other donors such as the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the UK-based Children’s Investment Foundation Fund (CIFF). EGPAF’s support with DfID and USAID funding in the past years has been essential in creating a strong platform for delivery of comprehensive and integrated PMTCT services as a critical activity in attaining wider goals related to MNCH. Support from all of our donors has represented a substantial investment towards elimination of HIV in infants and young children, and will assist Zimbabwe in moving towards its goal of an AIDS-free generation. Visit website
UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has partnered with EGPAF since 2002 to provide HIV prevention, care, and treatment services to children and families in developing countries. EGPAF’s first award with USAID was the $100 million global Call to Action project, which supported prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) services in 12 countries. Since then, USAID has continued to support EGPAF with bilateral agreements in the following countries: Lesotho, Mozambique, Rwanda, eSwatini, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. EGPAF currently contributes substantially to two centrally-funded awards: AIDSFree, USAID’s flagship HIV/AIDS prevention project, as well as the Operations Research-focused Project Supporting Operational AIDS Research (SOAR). In addition to these global programs, EGPAF currently holds several active bilateral agreements, including: the USAID/DRC Integrated HIV/AIDS Project- Kinshasa, USAID/Lesotho Providing Universal HIV/AIDS Project, the USAID/Tanzania Boresha Afya Project, and the USAID/Uganda Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services- Southwest Project. Visit website
Since 2010, ViiV has provided important support to expedite access to HIV testing, care and treatment for infants and young children in Lesotho, Malawi and eSwatini. Through this partnership, EGPAF has been able to pilot innovative approaches to reaching the most vulnerable with life-saving services. The partnership also supports advocacy efforts to address policy barriers and support the prioritization of pediatric HIV care and treatment policies in other EGPAF-supported countries. EGPAF also is partnering with ViiV’s Positive Action for Children Fund to provide technical assistance to community-based organizations (CBOs) in Kenya and Malawi, as well as to support community-level PMTCT programs in Kenya. At AIDS 2012 in Washington, D.C., ViiV Healthcare was the principal sponsor of the Global Village to promote networking between people from across the globe who are highly motivated to get involved in addressing issues of importance to people living with or affected by HIV and AIDS. Also, ViiV Healthcare’s Paediatric Innovation Seed Fund supports partnerships with organizations such as EGPAF that focus on the evidence base for pediatric care and treatment; the research and development of pediatric fixed-dose combination (FDC) products; and formulations for the treatment of infants and children living with HIV. Visit website
WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
The World Health Organization (WHO) and EGPAF have a long-standing, multi-platform relationship, including engagement under the auspices of the Inter-Agency Task Team on Prevention and Treatment of HIV Infection in Pregnant Women, Mothers and Children (IATT), a group of 28 multilateral, government, and non-governmental organizations that are committed to strengthening global, regional and national partnerships and programs that address the survival of pregnant women, mothers and children living with HIV. EGPAF also has worked with the WHO in the development of normative guidance for pediatric treatment, prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV, and infant feeding. Visit website
CAMEROON BAPTIST CONVENTION HEALTH BOARD
Created in 1936 by the Baptist missionaries from the United States, Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Board (CBCHB), the medical arm of the Cameroon Baptist Convention, fully transitioned in 1975 to an indigenous organization managed by Cameroonians. Over the years, CBCHB has developed into a multifaceted organization offering an array of quality healthcare and related services to millions of people in a holistic manner in both facility and community settings. Since February 2000, EGPAF has supported CBCHB’s AIDS Care and Prevention Program to scale up critical PMTCT services in Cameroon. As the first PMTCT program in the country, the program expanded from two sites in 2000 to reach more than 346 sites during the first year of implementation. As of December 2015, with EGPAF support, CBCHB provides PMTCT services in 1,052 facilities in six regions of Cameroon.
GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health (GWU) collaborates with EGPAF under the EGPAF/GWU Partnership for Pediatric AIDS and Public Health. Led by the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, the objectives of the Partnership are to provide technical expertise in support of EGPAF’s global pediatric HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment activities; and to create innovative educational opportunities for EGPAF staff and University students. Areas of GWU support include research, program evaluation, data analysis and statistics, laboratory services, and policy analysis. Visit website
GLOBAL HEALTH CORPS
The Global Health Corps (GHC), headed by Barbara Bush, seeks to strengthen the movement for global health equity and improve the quality of healthcare services for the poor by connecting outstanding young leaders with organizations working on the front lines in the fight for global health. EGPAF has collaborated with GHC in Malawi, Uganda and Zambia by hosting GHC Fellows in our programs. These Fellows have supported areas such as monitoring and evaluation, research, project management, procurement and maternal, neonatal and child health. Visit website
EGPAF engages with multilateral organizations working on pediatric HIV issues, including UNAIDS, UNICEF and the WHO at both the global and national level. From 2011-2015, EGPAF served on the Global Steering Group for the Global Plan Towards the Elimination of New HIV Infections Among Children By 2015 and Keeping Their Mothers Alive, working in coordination with UNAIDS, PEPFAR, UNICEF and WHO to maintain visibility and catalyze country-level actions toward the Global Plan goals.
EGPAF is also among a coalition of partners that joined UNAIDS and PEPFAR in launching Start Free, Stay Free, AIDS Free, a unified framework to end vertical HIV transmission, cut new infections among adolescents and young women, and increase and sustain access to antiretroviral treatment (ART) by children and adolescents. EGPAF and the WHO are co-leading the working group focused on providing children and adolescents with access to quality HIV treatment (AIDS Free) to drive global level priority actions together with other working group members and partners, toward reaching the ambitious framework targets.
Additionally, EGPAF engages with UNAIDS on the policies, commitments and targets set by the agency, working in collaboration with other non-governmental organizations to advocate that the data and decisions made by UNAIDS include a focus on children and adolescents.
UNICEF and EGPAF work together through Inter-Agency Task Team (IATT) meetings and joint missions. UNICEF has also provided in-country grants to EGPAF to assist in scaling up services and building the capacity of health care workers on the ground.
In addition, EGPAF primarily engages the World Health Organization (WHO) normative bodies and issue specific working groups, such as Pediatric ARV Drug Optimization (PADO), on the development of the WHO guidelines, specifically for pediatric treatment, prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV, and infant feeding. Visit website
SOLIDARITY AND ACTION AGAINST THE HIV INFECTION IN INDIA
Solidarity and Action Against the HIV Infection in India is a registered non-profit organization in India, founded in 2000, working to expand access to quality HIV/AIDS prevention, care, support and treatment, and sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services in India. Headquartered in Chennai, SAATHII operates in nine states of the country with offices in Hyderabad, Kolkata, Bhubaneswar, Jaipur, Imphal and Nagpur. As the national coordinator for the EGPAF India PMTCT Program, SAATHII provides technical assistance to EGPAF-funded partners for their capacity building activities. Specific assistance to partners includes grant and financial monitoring, need-based trainings and on-site and desk-level technical and programmatic assistance. Additionally, SAATHII serves as a liaison with NACO/SACS and other organizations, enabling the partners to expand their coverage. Visit website