January 16, 2018
On a hot day in Northern Kenya at the Maternal and Child Health Clinic of the Lodwar County and Referral Hospital, Selina Akiru, 28, waits nervously for her child’s HIV test. The baby is six months old.
January 9, 2018
Maureen Esekon, 15, knows well the gnaw of hunger. She knows the lightheadedness that comes when she gathers firewood on an empty stomach in the sweltering heat of Lodwar, Kenya. She knows about the weak knees that make each step a struggle as she walks the dusty paths to school without having eaten breakfast.
December 15, 2017
Hadija Kanuti has been a client at the health facility in Karatu, Tanzania since it was just a two-room dispensary. Having lived in the small town for the past 45 years, she has seen the facility evolve into its current state with more complex amenities. The facility serves three wards comprising of 11 villages and more than 62,000 people.
December 11, 2017
After winding our way through the rolling, terraced hills of Kigali, Rwanda, we ascended a steep driveway and arrived at the Cor Unum Health Center. Opened in 2001 to meet the health needs of the densely populated Kimisagara neighborhood of Kigali, the center offers a complete package of HIV and maternal and child health services, and was bustling with patients that morning. My visit to the center was to see how the initial introduction of Point-of-Care (POC) Early Infant Diagnosis (EID) technology was working.
December 6, 2017
This is the first in a three-part blog series by EGPAF Ambassador Fátima Ptacek. The series will highlight three different facets of the global HIV/AIDS response: first, politics and policy; second, research and treatment; and third, advocacy and activism. In Part I, Fátima details a conversation she and Representative Joseph Crowley, the Chair of the House Democratic Caucus and the Congressman representing the 14th District of New York, shared regarding global health policy and HIV/AIDS.
Every day, women in cities, and towns, and villages around the world are stepping forward — joining the journey to an AIDS-free generation. Step-by-step, woman-by-woman, they are moving the world ever closer to the day when no child has AIDS. The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is taking every step alongside those mothers.
November 15, 2017
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November 10, 2017
Today is graduation day for 18-month-old Ignicious. He has been officially declared HIV-free by Dina Kisimi, the head nurse-midwife at the Kihihi Health Center IV in southwest Uganda. Ignicious’s mother Proscovia quietly beams with pride and relief. In contrast, Priscilla Nimanya, the senior nursing officer, lifts her voice in song.
November 6, 2017
On October 26 , senators and representatives, Republicans and Democrats banded together on Capitol Hill to reinforce the importance of United States leadership in the fight to end AIDS in children.
October 25, 2017
David and Leah live in a cozy brick house with their four children, surrounded by sunflowers and plots of maize, ground nuts, and soy beans. During the week, David stays on the homestead and tends the crops, while Leah walks several kilometers to the Mchinji District Hospital—where she works as a mentor mother, counseling women at the antenatal care clinic.