Last month, as I boarded a flight to Tanzania, I reflected on my first visit to the country over 11 years ago. It was my first glimpse of the work the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) implements around the world. Before my visit, I could have never imagined the reach our organization. I also could have never imagined the impact of the support it was providing to communities in Tanzania that were energetic, empowered, and willing to work together. I had dubbed the theme of that trip “Together we can.”
For more than 25 years, Johnson & Johnson has partnered with EGPAF to eliminate mother-to-child-transmission of HIV in India and seven countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Johnson & Johnson supports EGPAF in its ability to direct resources and fill key service delivery gaps to achieve maximum impact of health programs. One such program is the New Horizons Advancing Pediatric HIV Care initiative, a multi-sectoral collaboration that aims to improve and enhance HIV/AIDS treatment for children living with the virus through increased awareness and research, health systems strengthening and improved access to medicines.