May 26, 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. However, the adventure is not over yet for top fundraisers Emma McCune, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), and Matthew Nersesian, University of California Berkeley. Both students will be going from the conga line to the front line, traveling to Tanzania to see their fundraising dollars at work at EGPAF supported sites.
May 21, 2015
Recently, two Malawian journalists were honored with a prestigious award for excellence in reporting on pediatric and adolescent HIV by the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Malawi chapter as part of the celebrations to mark World Press Freedom Day on May 3rd. EGPAF partnered with MISA to help support this award.
May 15, 2015
Today Congresswomen Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), and Barbara Lee (D-CA), along with 10 other co-sponsors recommitted the U.S. to lead the fight to end pediatric AIDS by introducing H. Res 265: Recognizing the importance of a continued commitment to ending pediatric AIDS worldwide.
May 13, 2015
BBC Health Check "grapples with health issues on a global scale, investigates discoveries and solutions in healthcare, and looks at how to deliver a healthier world." A powerful new five-episode radio series entitled, the “The Truth about AIDS," covers various aspects of the AIDS epidemic and how it has transformed since the 1980s. The first episode, hosted by NIAID Director Dr. Anthony Fauci features interviews with EGPAF’s Senior Technical Advisor Dr. Lynne Mofenson and EGPAF Ambassador Florence Ngobeni-Allen.
May 8, 2015
EGPAF Ambassador Fortunata Kasege talks about delivering her second child HIV-free, and asks mothers living with HIV to have hope this Mother's day
May 7, 2015
Yesterday on Capitol Hill, Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) hosted an appropriations hearing of the Senate State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Subcommittee to highlight the importance of U.S. supported global health funding particularly around HIV/AIDS.
May 6, 2015
Nurse midwives, like Lyna Chikupila, can play a crucial role in prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV by educating expectant mothers and ensuring that health facilities are properly equipped for delivery of children and prevention of infection.
May 5, 2015
Bijoux Tshinzanga experiences a difficult beginning to her pregnancy. Now Bijoux and her daughter are healthy and happy, thanks to the Morija Health Center and their prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission (PMTCT) program.
May 4, 2015
Cathy Wilfert, M.D. is part of a group of prestigious scientists and researchers who proved that providing antiretroviral therapy to pregnant women living with HIV could greatly reduce the risk of a mother passing the virus onto her baby. Recently named by the American Academy of Pediatrics as one of the “7 Great Achievements in Pediatric Research” in the last 40 years, prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) services have helped reduce the global number of new pediatric HIV infections by 58 percent.
April 29, 2015
On April 27 on Capitol Hill, experts from U.S. Liaison Office for The Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator joined EGPAF and the Congressional HIV/AIDS Caucus at an educational briefing about children in the global AIDS epidemic. Congressional staff and others came to learn about the impact of HIV and AIDS on children and how U.S. funded efforts are helping to reduce that burden.