May 8, 2013
Global health and child survival experts gathered on Capitol Hill on Monday to share new information about child health and child and maternal mortality. “This is a story of great success, in many ways,” Dr. Joy Lawn, director of the Saving Newborn Lives program at Save the Children, said. Moderated by Kaiser Family Foundation vice president and director Jennifer Kates, Ph.D. and featuring Save the Children, World Vision International, and the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, the briefing focused on the health and survival of children around the world.
May 7, 2013
For over 25 years, the Communications Workers of America (CWA) have supported the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. At this year’s CWA conference held in April, Foundation Ambassador Martha Sichone-Cameron addressed the attendees and thanked them for their support. In this blog, Martha writes about how deeply appreciative she is of CWA and all those who continue to fight for the end of AIDS.
May 6, 2013
Each year, the Global Health Corps pairs fellows from the United States with international counterparts and places them in health care organizations around the world.
This year, GHC Fellows Mwitwa Chileshe and Lauren Smith were placed in EGPAF’s country office in Zambia, while Andrea Garces and Madalitso Tolani were placed in EGPAF’s Malawi office. Continue reading to learn about their experiences working with the Foundation in the field.
May 3, 2013
This week, we’re reading about why one New York Times writer says the word ‘cure’ is still premature when discussing HIV, thinking about how working for EGPAF in Malawi has benefited a Global Health Corps Fellow, and learning about a recent study that argues an infrequently used treatment regimen might be more effective than current practices for treating pediatric HIV.
May 3, 2013
Working with the U.S. government, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation will launch three mobile clinics on May 9 in Xai-Xai city, the capital of Gaza Province in the southern region of Mozambique.
May 3, 2013
Andrea Garces is a Global Health Corps Fellow working with EGPAF in Malawi. She writes about recent site visits and how small communities are encouraging men and women to take part in efforts to eliminate pediatric AIDS.
May 1, 2013
Accompanied by officials from EGPAF’s offices in Tanzania, representatives from African mobile communications firm Vodacom visited EGPAF-supported sites in Lindi and Mtwara in April to learn more about the use of SMS technology in the elimination of pediatric AIDS.
April 30, 2013
In an effort to encourage more women to take advantage of pediatric HIV prevention, care, and treatment services, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation’s USAID-funded Strengthening TB and AIDS Response in SW Uganda (STAR SW) project, working with the Ministry of Health (MOH), organized a regional pediatric HIV and Early Infant Diagnosis (EID) stakeholders’ conference earlier this month at Lake View Hotel in Mbarara in western Uganda.
April 29, 2013
Foundation Ambassador Florence Ngobeni-Allen writes about her most prized achievements: having happy, healthy HIV-negative children and working to create an AIDS-free generation.
April 26, 2013
This week, we’re learning about the challenges of getting men involved in prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) efforts, thinking about how antiretroviral medications may affect children’s hearts, reading about global health funding, and finding out more about the fight to eliminate HIV in Mozambique.