October 14, 2014
The global community has failed to adequately address and prioritize pediatric HIV treatment. This failure undermines efforts to tackle this disease and makes the global goal of ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 effectively impossible. In this Lancet Global Health Blog, Chip Lyons, EGPAF president and CEO calls for children to be front and center, in the fight to end HIV/AIDS.
October 13, 2014
Through a recent Wellness Campaign, health workers in southwestern Uganda slowed the spread of HIV in their district and bolstered male involvement in family health.
October 7, 2014
Isolation can lead to discouragement and worse for women living with HIV. Enrolling in antiretroviral therapy is a crucial first step. But adhering to treatment is just as important. Fortunately for Mariam Hasan, a single mother in Tanzania, a mother support group provided the hope she needed for her children—and herself.
October 3, 2014
Friends of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF), including advocates and celebrity supporters, turned up for the 20th Kids 4 Kids (K4K) family festival at the Field House at the world-famous Chelsea Piers in New York, NY on Saturday, September 27. Kids of all ages and their families enjoyed a fun-filled afternoon with a serious purpose—to raise critical funds for an AIDS-free generation.
October 2, 2014
In many communities around the world, men do little to maintain their health or the health of their families. Yet studies have shown that male involvement is vital to the women and children in their lives, as well as to themselves—particularly when it comes to HIV. In response to this problem, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is empowering men in Uganda to step up for the wellness of their families.
September 25, 2014
On Saturday, Sept. 27, Nigel and Cristen Barker will co-chair the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation’s 20th Kids 4 Kids family festival at Chelsea Piers in New York City. The couple is asking families, wherever they are, to pledge their commitment to an AIDS-free generation.
September 18, 2014
Right now, the U.S. Congress is making critical decisions on spending for the next fiscal year. Congress has the choice to robustly fund the National Institutes of Health (NIH) so that the nation’s biomedical research agency can continue to make breakthroughs in life sciences that will enhance human health and reduce illness and disability. You can help them make that decision.
September 15, 2014
Sept 16 is Global Female Condom Day, an opportunity to educate the world and empower women to take control of their reproductive health. We sat down with Florence Ngobeni-Allen—a peer counselor living with HIV and the mother of two healthy sons—to hear her thoughts on reproductive health as it pertains to HIV.
September 10, 2014
EGPAF-Zimbabwe Director Agnes Mahomva, M.D., was recently elected president of the Zimbabwe Medical Association — an honor and a responsibility that reflects her dedicated work to end pediatric AIDS and strengthen health systems. She recounts the transformation that she has seen in her country over the past 15 years.
September 10, 2014
As a part of PSI Impact's #HealthWorkersCount series, EGPAF tells the story of health counselors with one of our local partners, Solidarity and Action Against the HIV Infection in India (SAATHII), a local organization providing prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, maternal, and child health services.