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.
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.