December 5, 2012
What do today’s college students in the US think about HIV? What do they know about the global epidemic? What do they know about HIV in their own country? What do they know about global efforts toward eliminating pediatric AIDS and getting to zero new infections? These were questions I asked myself while preparing for a set of speaking engagements on the campus of Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon.
December 3, 2012
Foundation Ambassador Florence Ngobeni-Allen introduced United States Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton at an event on Thursday, November 29 launching the new PEPFAR Blueprint: Creating an AIDS-Free Generation. The new plan is a special, action-oriented plan to set and meet priorities for achieving the elimination of pediatric AIDS. In the blog that follows, Florence shares her experiences meeting Secretary Clinton and participating in the important event.
December 2, 2012
Every December, World AIDS Day provides an important moment to pause and reflect on the progress we’ve made during yet another year fighting the AIDS pandemic. This one ends with great optimism about our ability to achieve an AIDS-free generation, and a reminder of what we still need to do to get there. Read the latest message from EGPAF's President and CEO Chip Lyons for details.
November 28, 2012
Yesterday, Foundation Ambassador Florence Ngobeni-Allen joined UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibe and UNAIDS Global Ambassador (and musical superstar) Annie Lennox for a special Google+ Hangout in commemoration of World AIDS Day.
November 27, 2012
Henri Hammond-Paul is an intern for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, volunteering his time to the organization’s ongoing communications, public policy, and advocacy initiatives. In his role with the Foundation, Henri has the opportunity to work with the Foundation’s incredible group of advocates – the Foundation Ambassadors. In the blog post that follows, Henri shares a recent conversation he had with Ambassador Martha Cameron.
November 20, 2012
Foundation Ambassador Martha Cameron who is living with HIV, recently traveled back to her home country of Zambia to visit family and friends and follow her passion for helping her community. Following her return to the United States -- where she now lives with her husband and three HIV-negative children -- Martha shared her experiences with us. This is the second of two blogs about her trip.
November 20, 2012
UNAIDS released a new report today in advance of World AIDS Day showing considerable progress towards reducing new HIV infections overall, and eliminating pediatric AIDS in particular.
November 19, 2012
Foundation Ambassador Martha Cameron recently traveled back to her home country of Zambia to visit family and friends and follow her passion for helping her community. Following her return to the United States, where she now lives with her husband and three children, Martha shared her experiences with us. Over the next two days, we will publish stories from her trip.
November 6, 2012
For seven days in late August that were filled with education, fun and friendship, EGPAF/Tanzania brought together 58 adolescents, along with their matrons and patrons, to the 2012 Ariel Camp. The young participants were assembled from Ariel Clubs located in the regions in which EGPAF/Tanzania has established care and treatment programs. The gathering was held at the Olasiti Garden Hotel in Arusha region.
November 2, 2012
Earlier this year, we told you about preschoolers gathering toys to send to EGPAF-supported play centers in Zimbabwe. Our colleague Joanna Robinson and the preschoolers at Parachute Express Playschool in Victoria, British Columbia worked together to collect dozens of toys and school supplies for children living with HIV under the age of five who receive psychosocial care and support at these play centers.