Celebrating the Presidential Commitment to Ending Pediatric HIV/AIDS

The first time she met privately with President Regan and his wife, Nancy, Elizabeth Glaser frankly described her family’s trials living with HIV under his administration.  Her candor won their hearts and, eventually, the Reagan Administration’s actions.

EGPAF Ambassador Tatu Msangi and her daughter Faith (second row, in printed dress) with then-First Lady Laura Bush (in red) at the 2008 State of the Union Address.
Photo Credit - EGPAF 
 
 
This President’s Day, we celebrate the White House’s continued commitment to eliminating pediatric HIV/AIDS worldwide. It’s a commitment that spans three decades and three distinct administrations.

From Elizabeth’s speech at the 1992 Democratic National Convention and friendship with the Clintons, to President George W. Bush’s creation of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEFPAR), and now the Obama Administration’s commitment to discovering a cure for HIV/AIDS – we are confident that this legacy will endure and grow in the coming years and in future administrations.  The fight to end pediatric HIV/AIDS deserves nothing less than the full and enthusiastic support from our nation’s highest office.

Today we happily applaud and celebrate our allies in the White House and look forward to the work to come. 

Visit our public policy and advocacy page to learn more about EGPAF’s partnerships with PEPFAR and the United States government.