March 27, 2017
EGPAF's President & CEO, Chip Lyons, responds to Alice Park's recent piece in TIME Magazine, "No Baby Should Be Born With HIV. What Will It Take to Save Them All?".
March 24, 2017
While progress in the fight against HIV and AIDS has been steady over the years, the challenge of TB-HIV co-infection remains, especially among children. In 2015 tuberculosis (TB) ranked as the world’s deadliest infectious disease, currently causing the death of 1.5 million people per year. Every year around 10 million people develop TB; 1 million of them are children under the age of 14. Only 64% of these children are properly diagnosed due to lack of adequate technologies, low awareness and failing health systems. Every four minutes a child dies of TB. Approximately 10 million children are left orphaned because of TB every year.
March 21, 2017
Mary and other families who look after and care for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC), receive support from by EGPAF from a faith-based organization, Apostles of Jesus AIDS Ministries (AJAM). AJAM implements an OVC project that receives a grant from EGPAF to provide quality services to OVC. Currently there are more than 1,530 children who are supported through the project.
March 14, 2017
Nurse Emily from Mzuzu Health Center recently attended a training by African Network for Care of Children Affected by HIV/AIDS (ANECCA) supported by CIFF and EGPAF. The training was a follow-up of a visit by ANECCA the week prior, giving support to Mzuzu HC’s popular Teen Club for adolescents living with HIV. The story focuses on Emily’s teaching style in Teen Club and some of the positive outcomes she has had in reaching young people living with HIV in her large community.
March 6, 2017
At EGPAF, we’re celebrating progress made – we’ve provided over 26 million women with services they need to prevent passing HIV on to their babies.
Women are central to our fight to end pediatric HIV/AIDS. Ending AIDS in children depends on the commitment of women in their families and communities. These women inspire us, and we hope that they inspire you too!
March 6, 2017
Justine Sirri is a 29-year-old mother of two living in Bamenda, the Anglophone capital of Cameroon’s northwest region. “I am happy,” she says, “I like being a mother.”
Last year Justine was “sick on and off” and suspected that she had malaria. When she came to Bingo Baptist Hospital for treatment, she was counseled and tested for HIV. She discovered that she is HIV-positive. Despite being aware of the challenges that would lie ahead, Justine took the news in stride.
March 1, 2017
Most of the children are orphans—with one or both parents having perished from AIDS-related causes. One in four persons in this fishing community on the shore of Lake Victoria is living with HIV.
February 22, 2017
February 20 is designated as the World Day of Social Justice. Gender equality is an important lens through which to view social justice. This is particularly true when it comes to adolescent girls, who are less likely to complete their education and more likely to become infected with HIV than are adolescent boys. Mama County Says, a program in western Kenya, addresses both of these issues.
February 16, 2017
Catherine Sie Akoua Kouassi, Community Linkage Advisor, has been working with the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatrics Foundation in Cote d’Ivoire since 2006. She has been at the forefront of the epidemic in her country well before her employment with EGPAF. Cathy has tirelessly demonstrated her passion for ending AIDS and is well respected in the field by her peers. She has been a strong advocate, designer and supporter of Cote d’Ivoire’s community strategies efforts.
February 14, 2017
Vardi recently launched the Million Key Movement with the goal of raising $1,000,000 for Jewelers for Children’s partners, including the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.