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.
May 17, 2013
This week, we’re learning more about why testing for HIV is critical and how PEPFAR celebrated 10 years of success, thinking about the impact of the legal system on people living with HIV, and remembering Elizabeth Glaser on a very special Mother’s Day.
May 16, 2013
In honor of Mother’s Day, members of the faith community, U.S. legislators, and PEPFAR leadership gathered on Capitol Hill on May 14 to celebrate 10 years of the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).
May 14, 2013
People living with HIV are particularly vulnerable to cervical cancer – in the United States, cervical cancer is the most common form of cancer among women living with HIV. And in Tanzania, the problem is even larger—cervical cancer is not just the leading cause of cancer-related deaths among women, but is the most common cancer nationwide. In fact, Tanzania has one of the highest cervical cancer burdens in East Africa, with an incidence rate of 50.9 cases per 100,000 women and a mortality rate of 37.5 per 100,000 women. To fight the disease, EGPAF/Tanzania is supporting 24 sites in regions across the country – including Kilimanjaro, Lindi, Shinyanga, and Tabora– to provide cervical cancer screening and treatment services.
May 13, 2013
With 25.1 percent prevalence of HIV, Gaza is the most heavily affected province of Mozambique, but the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) and its partners are leading the fight to eliminate HIV from the region. On Thursday, U.S. Ambassador to Mozambique Douglas Griffiths congratulated EGPAF on its work with the Provincial Direction of Gaza (DPS) to provide three mobile clinics aimed at increasing the availability of healthcare services in Gaza province and reaching Mozambique’s goal of 80 percent antiretroviral treatment (ART) coverage by 2015.
May 11, 2013
Mother's Day is a day to reflect on the important role mothers around the world play in their children's lives. For Jake Glaser, Elizabeth's 28-year-old son, it is no different. He took some time to reminisce about an important Glaser family tradition and the role his mom played in his life.
May 10, 2013
This week, Save the Children released its annual State of the World’s Mothers report. Each year, the report ranks the best and worst places in the world for mothers and their children. In addition, Save the Children uses the State of the World’s Mothers report to focus attention on a specific issue related to maternal, neonatal and child health. This year, the theme of the report is “Surviving the First Day.”
May 9, 2013
Located on the south shore of Lake Victoria in Homa Bay District, the region of Ndhiwa could be among the first high HIV-burden districts in Kenya to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV.