June 2, 2016
Kat, the 2016 UP THE FIGHT Top Fundraiser, just finished her first year at the University of California Los Angeles. Before she heads to Zimbabwe with EGPAF in a few weeks, she took a minute to introduce herself and to explain her love for Africa, the Pediatric AIDS Coalition and Dance Marathon.
June 1, 2016
EGPAF partners with the Media Institute of Southern Africa to support the “Pediatric and Adolescent HIV” category as a way to inspire journalists to concentrate on important topics such as pediatric HIV. This year's winners assisted in spreading awareness of the epidemic in more ways than one.
May 25, 2016
Musa Oloo, sits across the bench at Magina Health Center in Homa Bay County, Kenya, surrounded by women and nursing children. He is 72 years old; many years ago, a car accident left him an amputee. Amid the chatter of the women, he sits calmly next to his wife. He stands out as the only man attending a support group for mothers who are HIV-positive–
May 19, 2016
Just days ago, the world celebrated International Day of Families. Here at the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF), we marked the occasion by celebrating children and parents around the world who are alive and healthy, thanks to testing, prevention, and treatment of HIV.
May 5, 2016
On this day, Justice is leading the men in a workshop on sexually transmitted diseases and family planning. The three-hour session involves a lecture, a discussion, and a hands-on activity—the men exchange marked slips of paper to illustrate how sexually transmitted diseases are unknowingly passed from person to person. The men listen intently, ask questions, and voice their opinions.
April 28, 2016
A couple in rural Zimabawe are expecting their third child; although their first two babies were born at home, Sarudzai is giving birth at a clinic this time. Sarudzai is staying at the Chundu women’s waiting shelter adjacent to the health clinic, which is more than two hours from Sarudzai’s home on foot.
April 19, 2016
Last week, the Lesotho government, through the Ministry of Health, with support from EGPAF, celebrated the launch of “Test and Treat” guidelines for HIV throughout the country. Lesotho is the first country in sub-Saharan Africa to implement these new guidelines.
April 15, 2016
On April 6th, the President of the General Assembly organized a Civil Society Hearing at UN headquarters in New York to formally gather civil society’s input into the High Level Meeting (HLM) on HIV/AIDS, which will take place from 8-10 June 2016.
April 11, 2016
An HIV diagnosis is difficult no matter how old you are, but for the 2.1 million adolescents who are living with HIV around the world, the news can be especially devastating. I know, because I am one of those young people.
April 8, 2016
Around the world, women and girls continue to have a high risk of illness, injury, and death during pregnancy or childbirth. In recognition of International Maternal Health & Rights Day, EGPAF shares a look into Edith Opperman, the only clinic in Harare, Zimbabwe with a labor ward.