August 3, 2015
Throughout the 2014-2015 school year, thousands of college students have stood UP 4 THE FIGHT at dance marathons—raising more than $435,000 to support the mission of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) to end AIDS in children. Emma McCune, a top fundraiser of UCLA’s Pediatric AIDS Coalition, went from the conga line to the front line, traveling to Tanzania to see her fundraising dollars at work at EGPAF supported sites.
July 31, 2015
We have joined with over 20 other non-profit partners asking Congress to support S. 1911: The Reach Every Mother and Child Act of 2015, introduced this week by Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), and Chris Coons (D-DE). Learn more about the bill here.
July 24, 2015
With last week's exciting announcement by UNAIDS, highlighting remarkable progress in meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) related to HIV and AIDS, the end of the epidemic has never been more clearly in our sights. For those of us who place a particular focus on children affected by the disease, the report, How AIDS Changed Everything, provided cause for great hope and even a bit of celebration.
July 21, 2015
This week, the 8th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment, and Prevention kicked off in Vancouver, Canada. Most of the discussions at this year’s conference have centered on treatment, specifically working toward ensuring that all people living with HIV not only have access to treatment, but that they begin treatment as early as possible.
July 20, 2015
We are so excited to be a Saving Lives at Birth Round 5 finalist! EGPAF's innovation— a model for national scale-up of the Pratt Pouch to expand infant nevirapine prophylaxis in Uganda--is a top contender addressing the problem of preventable newborn and maternal mortality in the developing world.
July 17, 2015
The 8th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2015), will occur from July 19 through 22 in Vancouver, Canada. This gathering aims to explore new developments in HIV-related research and technology to inform a global response. EGPAF will be in attendance to share program implementation developments and gain new insights.
July 14, 2015
Today, the global HIV/AIDS community is celebrating a major milestone—15 million people who are living with HIV are now on treatment—exceeding the target set out by Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 6: Halting and reversing the spread of HIV.
July 13, 2015
Last week Ashley Rose Murphy shared her journey of growing-up HIV-positive and how she was inspired to become an advocate. Read below to learn about her work today and how you can get involved in the effort to create an AIDS-free future.
July 10, 2015
Last week, Cuba became the first country to receive validation from the World Health Organization (WHO) for the elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis. This blog serves as a guide through the WHO EMTCT validation process.
July 6, 2015
Ashley Rose Murphy is 17 years old and has been living with HIV since birth. She uses her voice to educate people about HIV/AIDS and help combat fear and stigma many people living with HIV must face every day. She is sharing her story and her journey to becoming an advocate with EGPAF. Read her first installment below.