June 6, 2013
Mwitwa Chileshe,a former Zambian Global Health Corps Fellow, recently joined the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) as a full-time employee. An aspiring statistician, Mwitwa joined the Global Health Corps with the hope of learning more about increasing access to HIV treatment for every Zambian. “I saw the fellowship as a vehicle that would fast-track gaining… skills, networks, and knowledge,” he said. During his fellowship, Mwitwa learned a lot – not only about HIV, but about how to stay on track and be a leader.
June 5, 2013
On May 30, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation (EGPAF) in Nampula province was visited by Manuel Guimarães, permanent secretary for the provincial government. This was the first visit to the office by a high-ranking government official. The objective of the visit was learn more about how EGPAF is implementing its programs in the province and deliver recommendations on how to better fight HIV/AIDS.
June 4, 2013
As we explore new ways to provide the treatment and education necessary to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDS (PMTCT), we need to look beyond services for pregnant women and mothers and include the crucial role male partners have in successful PMTCT programs.
June 4, 2013
At this year’s A Time For Heroes carnival in Los Angeles, California, the stars of Hollywood were out in full force. From Interscope Recording Artist Jessica Sanchez to actors and actresses from Disney’s “Teen Beach Movie,” celebrities took the time to pay tribute to EGPAF’s important work and enjoy a day of fun in the sun. But our favorite stars were the EGPAF Ambassadors who gathered at A Time For Heroes to share their stories and the mission of the Foundation.
June 3, 2013
One of the Foundation’s most dedicated supporters is Jewelers for Children (JFC), a charitable organization comprised of businesses and individuals in the jewelry and watch industries. JFC is deeply committed to helping children in need, and since 1999 has designated the Foundation as one of its JFC Legacy Charity partners.
June 3, 2013
Four years ago, I attended my first A Time for Heroes carnival in Los Angeles. What started as a special event for Elizabeth Glaser’s closest friends and family has over the years become an annual celebration of the work we do to help moms and babies around the world stay healthy, and HIV-free.
May 31, 2013
This week, we’re celebrating a new approach to international aid funding, preparing for “A Time for Heroes” with Jamar Rogers, and learning how outcomes from the 66th World Health Assembly and 2013 Women Deliver conference will impact the global effort to eliminate pediatric HIV/AIDS.
May 31, 2013
From box-office smash movies to television show favorites like “True Blood” and “NCIS”, I’ve always been recognizable for my athleticism and size. From playing football at Fresno State to my breakout role in Adam Sandler’s hit comedy, “Mr. Deeds”, I’ve always had a passion for using my talent to benefit the most vulnerable among us. I’ve had the opportunity to take part in activities benefiting such charities as the Make-A-Wish Foundation and organizations that rescue neglected and abused animals. But today, I’m taking a stand and joining the fight with the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.
May 30, 2013
The 66th World Health Assembly (WHA) concluded with a call for several significant shifts in focus, budget, and overall public health goals for 2014 and beyond.
May 29, 2013
In honor of Mother’s Day and for all mothers everywhere, Foundation Ambassador Florence Ngobeni-Allen writes about the fears and joys of parenting.