Fondation Ariel Glaser Pour la Lutte contre le SIDA Pédiatrique (Fondation Ariel Glaser) is a non-governmental organization (NGO) created on February 2, 2011 by Ivorian law as part of programmatic transition by CDC/PEPFAR from international entities to Ivorian local partners. Fondation Ariel Glaser is legally considered under Ivorian law as a non-profit organization providing a social benefit. It remains linked to the American non-governmental organization Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) through an affiliation agreement.
Fondation Ariel Glaser's governance is assured by three bodies: the General Assembly; the Executive Council; and the Finance Committee. The Executive Council is composed of seven members elected from the General Assembly with 14 statutory members. The first and current president of the Foundation is Mr. Nicolas Djibo.
Affiliated to Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF), Fondation Ariel Glaser vision’s is: “For a world where children are born and grown up healthy”. The mission of the Foundation is “Act to improve the health of mother-child pair by strengthening the health system in Côte d’Ivoire”
On the strategic level, a focus is put on four specific areas: (1) Managing results for health development and quality of clinical care; (2) Strengthening health systems to implement lasting and sustainable solutions to health problems; (3) Searching for innovative solutions to respond to priority health needs of populations; and (4) Complementarity and synergy of action by establishing strategic partnerships in supported regions.
To promote the day to day activities of the Foundation, an executive team of 4 members oversees and lead as per the current organizational chart a total of 55 staff based in its head office in Abidjan and 2 sub-offices in Abidjan and San-Pédro.
Under the direction of the Ministry of Health and the Fight Against AIDS, with financial support from PEPFAR and in collaboration with partners such as EGPAF, Fondation Ariel Glaser organizes its activities around maternal and child health with a focus on the elimination of pediatric HIV.