March 31, 2015
East African Legislative Assembly Members and various officials from government ministries recently met with the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) and the Inter-parliamentarian Union in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda to discuss pediatric HIV and child rights. Issues regarding legal barriers to services and the sensitization of policy makers on PMTCT and HIV/AIDS were discussed in addition to how EGPAF is addressing stigma and discrimination in its programs, among others.
March 30, 2015
Today, a new cervical cancer screening program in Lesotho is making headway against this deadly epidemic. Lesotho’s National Cervical Cancer Prevention Program at the Senkatana Centre of Excellence, pioneered by EGPAF in partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Lesotho Ministry of Health, is using simple, innovative methods to identify cervical cancer in its earliest stages and cure the disease before it can progress.
March 25, 2015
Justin Pollara, the current recipient of the Susie Zeegen Postdoctoral Award, is researching the possibility of eliminating HIV in infants by introducing HIV-destroying antibodies. This work could lead to a cure for HIV. Recently we talked to Pollara about his path into HIV research.
March 23, 2015
More than 2 billion people in the world are infected with tuberculosis (TB), and although a vaccine and treatment are available, 1.3 million people die from TB annually. One-third of the 40 million people living with HIV/AIDS worldwide are co-infected with TB. Recognizing that people living with HIV and infected with TB are 30 times more likely to develop active TB than people without, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) supports programs to prevent and treat HIV and TB co-infection and recognizes those programs on this World TB Awareness Day.
March 20, 2015
EGPAF Ambassador Florence Ngobeni-Allen shared her story on March 19 at UNAIDS’ first-ever gala to support efforts to end AIDS in children worldwide.
March 19, 2015
March 22 is World Water Day and to mark the occasion, we interviewed Jordan Teague from WASH Advocates. She shares why proper water, sanitation, and hygiene are crucial to the global fight against HIV/AIDS.
March 16, 2015
An HIV-positive mother in Zimbabwe discovered the she was carrying triplets. Would antiretroviral treatment be enough to prevent transmission of the virus to her children? Susan Jembere relates her story of hope.
March 13, 2015
Today, EGPAF President and CEO Chip Lyons joined the First Lady of Kenya at the United Nations to learn about how empowering women and girls is key to creating an AIDS-free future. Read about Jake Glaser and Chip Lyons' recent trip to Homabay County, Kenya, where EGPAF is working to eliminate HIV.
March 12, 2015
In this guest post, Silvio Waisbord, Ph.D. of the George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs explores how social media can influence public health behaviors, especially in resource-limited settings.
March 11, 2015
In Zambia, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) works with local partners on a mentor program to provide support to adolescents dealing with the everyday struggles of HIV. Given Mwanza, a peer counselor in Zambia living with HIV, describes how she gained hope to overcome the challenges of the virus.