April 29, 2015
On April 27 on Capitol Hill, experts from U.S. Liaison Office for The Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator joined EGPAF and the Congressional HIV/AIDS Caucus at an educational briefing about children in the global AIDS epidemic. Congressional staff and others came to learn about the impact of HIV and AIDS on children and how U.S. funded efforts are helping to reduce that burden.
April 28, 2015
The American Academy of Pediatrics recently named prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) as one of the “7 Great Achievements in Pediatric Research” in the last 40 years. EGPAF’s Lynne Mofenson, M.D. was a pioneer in early PMTCT work and helped pave the way for EGPAF’s success in reaching 20 million women with services that could prevent transmission of HIV to their babies.
April 28, 2015
EGPAF Ambassador Florence Ngobeni-Allen shares her experience as an HIV counselor. She helps women and mothers who are living with HIV gain access to the medicines they need to keep their babies healthy and HIV-free.
April 24, 2015
In April 2012, the World Health Organization (WHO) urged countries with high HIV epidemics to ensure all HIV-positive pregnant and breastfeeding women were enrolled on antiretroviral therapy (ART) through a programmatic update. Now, exactly two years later, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) highlights how these guidelines, referred to as Option B+, have changed our programs and the lives of the women we aim to serve.
April 23, 2015
The district medical officer for Kumba, Cameroon, explains why Option B+ is bringing hope to families affected by HIV in the southwest region of his country.
April 13, 2015
UCLA dance marathon participants are raising money to study resistance testing, a critical gap in HIV/AIDS research. Sushant Mukherjee, the country director of EGPAF-Rwanda, explains why the contribution of these relentlessly dancing students is so significant.
April 9, 2015
HIV-positive women in India frequently face rejection from their families and isolation from their communities. But grassroots organizations are helping women live positively—finding their voices, and educating their communities.
April 6, 2015
World Health Worker Week is an important time to recognize those who are working on the frontlines including doctors, nurses, community health workers and other professionals who play a central role in our progress toward achieving an AIDS-free generation.
March 31, 2015
East African Legislative Assembly Members and various officials from government ministries recently met with the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) and the Inter-parliamentarian Union in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda to discuss pediatric HIV and child rights. Issues regarding legal barriers to services and the sensitization of policy makers on PMTCT and HIV/AIDS were discussed in addition to how EGPAF is addressing stigma and discrimination in its programs, among others.
March 30, 2015
Today, a new cervical cancer screening program in Lesotho is making headway against this deadly epidemic. Lesotho’s National Cervical Cancer Prevention Program at the Senkatana Centre of Excellence, pioneered by EGPAF in partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Lesotho Ministry of Health, is using simple, innovative methods to identify cervical cancer in its earliest stages and cure the disease before it can progress.