August 20, 2013
In Kenya, PATH is organizing interactive street theater performances to educate communities about HIV/AIDS and prevent its spread. Called “magnet theater” due to its power to attract a crowd, the regularly scheduled performances are designed to get people talking about how traditional attitudes may be fueling the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The performances address some tough topics, from HIV and gender roles to sex. By inserting these often taboo topics into everyday conversation, these theater performances are laying the groundwork for societal attitudes to change and new social norms to take hold.
August 19, 2013
In Côte d’Ivoire, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) recently initiated an innovative distance learning program in partnership with local clinics and the Hopital Géneral of Ayamé (HGA). The program offers health care providers an opportunity to continue their education, with trainings focused on patient retention, heath system strengthening, and human resource programs for community health workers.
August 16, 2013
This week, we’re learning more about HIV in the former Soviet Union, reading about new mobile clinics helping people living in remote regions of Lesotho, and thinking about South Africa’s fight to eliminate AIDS.
August 15, 2013
An alarming increase in new HIV infections in the former Soviet Union has experts scrambling for answers. According to UNAIDS, the estimated number of people living with HIV in Eastern Europe and Central Asia increased by 44 percent between 2001- 2011. Comparatively, sub-Saharan Africa saw a 25 percent decline in new infections during the same period.
August 15, 2013
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)’s New Business Development team is excited to share new, simplified program briefs that highlight our work across different core impact areas. The first set of program briefs, developed in collaboration with various departments throughout the Foundation, cover topics such as prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT), care and treatment, health systems strengthening, and a general overview of our work.
August 14, 2013
Last week, we told you about our unique partnership with Lionsgate Entertainment to auction autographed movie posters and other memorabilia to benefit the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF). The auction included movie posters and other memorabilia autographed by stars of “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” “I, Frankenstein,” and “You’re Next.”
August 13, 2013
Last month, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) teamed up with the Lesotho Ministry of Health (MOH) to launch two mobile health care clinics that will provide HIV/AIDS and other health care services to residents in Lesotho’s rural communities. On July 11, EGPAF’s Chief Operating Officer (COO) Brad Kiley joined representatives from the Lesotho MOH and other high-level government officials at a ceremony to celebrate the new mobile units and how they will improve access to health care services to people throughout the country. The clinics are made possible thanks to generous support from the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
August 12, 2013
Each day, nearly 900 babies are born with HIV, but with the right treatment, we can prevent the transmission of pediatric AIDS from mother to child nearly 100 percent of the time.
August 12, 2013
For the last 30 years, medical research has transformed HIV/AIDS from one of the most lethal worldwide pandemics to a preventable and manageable disease for many, allowing those infected to lead full and healthy lives. But a paradox also emerged – as access to care and treatment improved and infection rates have declined, stigma and discrimination against those infected with HIV has increased dramatically.
August 9, 2013
This week, we’re learning more about the Global Fund, thinking about a Story of Hope from a young man living with HIV in the United States, and finding out more about how human resources works around the world.