May 29, 2013
This week, thousands of advocates, government leaders, nongovernmental organization (NGO) representatives, and healthcare professionals from around the world are in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, for the third global Women Deliver conference, which focuses on the health and empowerment of women and girls.
May 28, 2013
During a visit to Maputo in Mozambique this week, Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN) Ban Ki-moon said that investments in fighting malaria, HIV/AIDS, and tuberculosis have saved millions of lives.
May 28, 2013
Jamar Rogers thrilled audiences on “The Voice” during its second season. Since then, he’s been touring, recording, and writing music, but he always makes time for one of his most important causes: children living with HIV. In this blog, Jamar explains why he’s so excited to get involved with the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation and the fight to eliminate pediatric AIDS.
May 24, 2013
This week, we’re gearing-up for “A Time for Heroes,” celebrating a new report from the United Nations that found AIDS-related deaths in Africa are down and access to treatment is up, finding new optimism on World HIV Vaccine Awareness Day, cheering on fundraisers who raced across India in a rickshaw to raise money for EGPAF, and thinking about the future of PEPFAR as we celebrate its 10-year anniversary.
May 24, 2013
People living with HIV are much more vulnerable to tuberculosis (TB), a bacterial infection that kills the body’s tissues. In fact, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that all people living with HIV be tested for TB. And in Maputo province in southern Mozambique, more patients with TB will be able to receive treatment as a result of 23 microscopes and a new initiative focused on training staff in properly diagnosing TB.
May 23, 2013
Recently, there has been a lot of discussion about global health funding and how we can do more with less. As we reflect on 10 years of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Release (PEPFAR), move forward with new funding streams for the Global Fund and transition bilateral and multilateral support to country-ownership platforms, we must examine the best ways to link HIV/AIDS services with other global health interventions.
May 23, 2013
On April 6, the Sitar Wars rickshaw team began a 2,400-mile, two-week race across the entire Indian subcontinent to raise money for EGPAF. Read Danny’s final installment in his blog series about the journey!
May 22, 2013
The 66th World Health Assembly (WHA) opened in Geneva, Switzerland on Monday with representatives from the 194 member states of the World Health Organization (WHO). The group convenes annually to make key decisions about the future policies and key directions of the WHO. This year, the delegates will focus on the challenge of how to ensure the place of health in the post-2015 generation of millennium development goals (MDGs), including MDG 5, improving maternal and child health and MDG 6, combating HIV, malaria, and other diseases.
May 21, 2013
On April 6, the Sitar Wars rickshaw team began a 2,400-mile, two-week race across the entire Indian subcontinent to raise money for EGPAF. Their journey took them from beaches to hostels, from engine failures to the Bay of Bengal. Read more from team member Danny about their incredible journey.
May 18, 2013
As the global health community continues to make strides in the fight to end HIV/AIDS, I want to celebrate World HIV Vaccine Awareness Day and applaud the research and development (R&D) community on its progress thus far to develop an effective HIV vaccine.