EGPAF Ambassador Cristina Pena Blogs from Africa

EGPAF Ambassador Cristina Pena with Shyreen and David, Malawian Youth Leaders living with HIV. Christina joined Keep a Child Alive in Malawi to attend a high-level UNAIDS meeting


Cristina Peña is a powerful advocate for children and young people living with HIV around the world. As an EGPAF Ambassador, Cristina has traveled around the world, led sessions at major HIV conferences on pediatric treatment, and joined Grammy-award winning artists to focus attention on the needs of women and girls living with HIV. Her story has inspired people across the United States and around the globe.

That’s why we couldn’t be more excited to share Cristina’s recent travels to Africa to attend high-level meetings with UNAIDS in Malawi and visiting sites in South Africa with our friends at Keep a Child Alive. A partner with EGPAF since she was 12 years old, Cristina visited an EGPAF site in Kudoko, Malawi during her visit, where she shared her story with youth support groups and local village chiefs. She’s blogging about her adventures – be sure and click here to read about her trip!

Congratulations to Cristina on her tremendous work on behalf of people living with HIV. We’re so proud!

Jane Coaston is Media Relations Coordinator for the Foundation, based in Washington, D.C.