June 18, 2013
In the United States, radio runs a distant third behind television and internet for news gathering. Only 33 percent of Americans surveyed by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press said that they listened to the radio for news. But in Africa (particularly sub-Saharan Africa), radio is by far the most dominant media source, with the widest reach and the largest audience.
June 17, 2013
In November of 2011, the Vodacom Foundation donated 43 SMS printers to EGPAF to help expedite HIV testing and get more clients their test results back quickly. Recently, Dr. Jeroen Van’t Pad Bosch, Country Director for EGPAF-Tanzania, visited the Vodacom Foundation office to share his appreciation for the generous donation.
June 17, 2013
Today is the Day of the African Child, a day in which we focus our attention on the needs of children living across the African continent and celebrate the great progress that has been made in recent years to improve the health and well-being of Africa’s most vulnerable populations. For more than 25 years, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) has been committed to advocating for children around the world, especially those living in sub-Saharan Africa.
June 14, 2013
It’s wedding season in Zanzibar, Tanzania and as brides and grooms throughout the country prepare to tie the knot, health officials are launching an advertising campaign encouraging couples to know their status before they wed.
June 13, 2013
After taking trips to Senegal and South Africa from June 26 to July 3, President Barack Obama and his family will visit Tanzania during Obama’s second trip to sub-Saharan Africa as President.
June 13, 2013
Earlier this year, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) evaluated the impact and performance of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). The renowned 20-person evaluation committee, including Cathy Wilfert of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF), spent nearly two years (2010-2012) evaluating the program via country visits, direct interviews with key stakeholders at the country and global levels, document reviews, and data analysis.
June 12, 2013
For the past 10 years, Rwanda has made significant achievements in scaling up its health system to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic and maternal and child mortality. As the Rwanda Country Officer for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF), Lior Miller has witnessed many of these transformations firsthand. While Rwanda is often cited as a success story for infectious diseases – deaths from tuberculosis, malaria, and HIV/AIDS dropped by 80 percent in the past decade – not enough people know about the remarkable improvements in reducing the country’s high malnutrition rate.
June 12, 2013
June 5, 2013 marked 32 years since the first reported case of the disease that would go on to be known as AIDS. To commemorate the date, Kergan Edwards-Stout, author of the novel Songs for the New Depression, about one man's battle with AIDS, reached out to 32 activists to find out HIV/AIDS have affected their lives.
June 11, 2013
Beginning in July, Tanzania will face a stock out of Tenofovir, a key HIV medication, meaning that HIV-positive Tanzanians taking Tenofovir will not have access to their HIV medication until more supplies arrive. An emergency shipment is expected between mid-and late August, but a full shipment could be unavailable for up to six months.
June 10, 2013
My mom was a fighter. When she, my sister Ariel, and I were diagnosed with HIV in the early 80s, my mother soon discovered that that there were virtually no treatment options available for children living with HIV. But she refused to back down. When Ariel lost her battle with AIDS in 1988, my mom gathered together her closest friends and founded the Pediatric AIDS Foundation. She traveled from hospitals to Capitol Hill, from Hollywood to the Oval Office, demanding that children have access to HIV treatments that could save their lives and that researchers focus their attention on the smallest victims of AIDS: children.