March 21, 2013
On March 21, in Ezulwini, Swaziland, the South African Development Community (SADC) launched a 1,000 Days Program to end TB/HIV co-infections. The battle against HIV/TB co-infection is an important fight to win in Swaziland and across Africa. It is estimated that 1,000 people die each day as a result of this type of infection. In Swaziland alone, more than 80 percent of TB patients are also living with AIDS.
Philip O’Brien, the Foundation's Executive Vice President of Communications, Advocacy, and Development attended and recapped the event.
March 20, 2013
This week, I am visiting our programs in Kenya – a country with the fourth-largest number of people infected with HIV in the world.
The two facilities I visited yesterday in Ndhiwa district of Kenya’s Nyanza province showed me how our work, with support from the U.S President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), is helping to shape the trajectory of HIV/AIDS among children.
Recently, Ambassador Janice McCall sat down with her mom, Melissa, to share their own unique stories of living with HIV. In candid letters to their younger selves, Janice and Melissa wrote of the terror and desperation they felt in the first days, and even years, after their diagnoses. They shared the frightening reality of not knowing what tomorrow would bring, and the compassion from family and friends that kept them motivated to move forward in their lives.
March 19, 2013
On February 26, 2013, EGPAF’s Senior Director of Country Management and Support, Dr. Stephen Lee delivered a lecture on the challenges involved in preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV in rural settings to more than 150 students at State University of New York (SUNY) Potsdam.
March 18, 2013
"On March 10, we celebrated National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. It was a day to recognize how AIDS affects women and girls in the United States. It was a day to reflect on 30 years of the epidemic, and how it has impacted our young people. It was a day to take a stand." Read more about how Miss Universe 2012 stood with women worldwide to fight for the end of AIDS.
March 15, 2013
This week, we’re learning more about how a D.C. organization is fighting for women and girls living with HIV, thinking about the challenges of growing up with HIV, and reading about how an EGPAF Ambassador honored her late daughter.
March 15, 2013
This month, EGPAF released an end-of-project report for its work in Rwanda on the USAID-funded HIV Clinical Services Program (HCSP). The HCSP aimed to increase access to high-quality, comprehensive HIV-related clinical services, as well as offerings focused on maternal and child health, family planning and reproductive health, nutrition, and sexual and gender-based violence by supporting health institutions as they provide these services. The report, which you can read here, illustrates EGPAF’s achievements and next steps in Rwanda.
March 14, 2013
The month of February is important to me. It is a time for me to reflect, and for me, it symbolizes the importance of living life to the fullest, even after the thing that gave you life has passed on. Learn more about how I honored my late daughter's legacy this February at Dance Marathon at UCLA.
This month, we’re taking the time to honor women and girls in the United States and around the world who are focused on the fight against HIV as we celebrate Women’s History Month. We’re sharing stories, interviews, and perspectives from women and girls, and remembering our own powerful legacy of women involved in creating an AIDS-free generation.
We'll be updating this page each time a new blog highlighting a different woman is published, so check back frequently!
March 13, 2013
In December, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced that the State Department would renew its focus on global health through the creation of the Office of Global Health Diplomacy. Learn more about the Office and Ambassador Goosby's thoughts on the United States' role in global health.