June 16, 2016
On June 16, 1976, more than 10,000 school children in the Soweto township outside Johannesburg, South Africa, marched to protest apartheid. Police fired into the crowd, killing 23 children and setting off the Soweto Uprising that resulted in hundreds of deaths. This day has been memorialized as the International Day of the African Child. It is a day for reflecting on the challenges, opportunities, and rights of African children—particularly when it comes to education.
June 14, 2016
The world came together last week at the United Nations High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS to measure how far we have come and chart a way forward to the end of AIDS by 2030. We’ve come very far, very fast, particularly in reducing new HIV infections in children. EGPAF's Chip Lyons discusses next steps toward and AIDS-free generation.
June 6, 2016
EGPAF’s longtime partner, Jewelers for Children, announced its 2016 commitment to an AIDS-free generation with a generous $700,000 donation to help EGPAF reach more women, children and families with lifesaving programs.
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.