March 29, 2013
EGPAF Global Advocate Florence Ngobeni-Allen is a tireless champion for women and girls. After losing her daughter Nomthunzi to AIDS, Florence became an outspoken advocate for women living with HIV. In this blog, Florence writes candidly about her experiences as a young woman in South Africa, and why she is so driven to work for a better world for women. This blog is deeply personal, and Florence shares some very painful memories. We are honored and privileged to work with such a strong woman.
March 28, 2013
This week, EGPAF CEO and President, Chip Lyons, traveled to the country offices in Malawi, the first country in Africa to create a policy at the national level using the World Health Organization (WHO)’s “Option B+” strategy, which provides life-long antiretroviral treatment (ART) to all HIV-infected pregnant women regardless of their immunity (CD4) levels.
March 28, 2013
Jamie Gentille, an EGPAF Ambassador, gives us a preview of her newly published memoir Surviving HIV: Growing Up and Secret and Being Positive and shares her inspiring message of hope.
March 27, 2013
March 22 was a day of promises, recommitments, and pledges to end pediatric HIV infections in Uganda, as the country’s first lady launched Option B+ and a campaign to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV (eMTCT).
March 26, 2013
During a recent trip to Cote d'Ivoire, Country Officer Claire O' Connor, had the opportunity to learn about a program that was started in 2008 by EGPAF in association with the National Institute of Training for Social Workers (INFS). The 9-month program was designed to help all certified social workers learn how to effectively provide psychosocial support for people living with HIV (PLHIV) and pregnant women in need of prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) services.
March 25, 2013
Recently in Mozambique, EGPAF supported numerous health sites as they recovered from devastating floods in Gaza Province in the southern region of the country.
This week, we’re reading about how Kenyans are successfully reducing new cases of pediatric HIV one family at a time; why one HIV specialist is hesitant to use the phrase “functionally cured” when discussing this month’s most buzzed-about news with his patients; and how a simple tool for nonsurgical circumcision could be a “game-changer” in preventing HIV infection.
March 22, 2013
Continuing his field visits in western Kenya, EGPAF President and CEO Chip Lyons spent the day at the Ngegu dispensary and Kendu Bay district hospital where dramatic reductions in mother-to-child transmission of HIV have been seen over the past two years.
Read a recap of Chip's visit with families and hospital staff, and learn more about how the determination of so many is leading to major victories in the fight against HIV/AIDS in Kenya.
March 21, 2013
Around the world, people are fighting to eliminate pediatric HIV and keep mothers and their babies safe. But few are going as far as three young people who will be taking part in a race across India to raise money for EGPAF. Click past the jump to learn more about what is sure to be an unforgettable adventure.
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.