What We’re Reading: Advances in HIV/AIDS Prevention and the State of the World’s Children Report

By EGPAF | January 31, 2014

This week, EGPAF in collaboration with Project CURE donated more than $500,000 in medical equipment to the Swaziland Ministry of Health.

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This week, we’re reading about new advances into HIV/AIDS prevention, the State of the World’s Children in 2014, and breaking down stereotypes about HIV/AIDS.

The Swazi Observer --- “US Embassy donates E5m medical equipment” --  The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) in collaboration with Project C.U.R.E (Commission on Urgent Relief and Equipment)  donated medical equipment and supplies worth more than U.S. $500,000 to the Government of the Kingdom of Swaziland’s Ministry of Health (MOH) to help strengthen health services provided to mothers, infants, and children in the country.

AllAfrica.com “South Africa: HIV/AIDS Trial Scoops USAID Award” – A clinical trial examining the efficacy of using  antiretroviral Tenofovir gel as a method of HIV prevention wins the first-ever U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Science and Technology Pioneers Prize.

CNN“Join the Fight for an AIDS-free Future “ – EGPAF’s Celebrity Ambassador Nigel Barker speaks to CNN about renewing urgency around the fight for an AIDS-free generation.

EGPAF“State of the World’s Children Report 2014” – EGPAF examines UNICEF’s “State of the World’s Children 2014 in Numbers” report, which identifies and addresses the gaps that prevent the most disadvantaged of the world's 2.2 billion children from accessing basic human rights.

Forbes“HIV/AIDS Discovery Shows How Wrong Assumptions Can Be” – Forbes contributor Dr. Robert Pearl  explores new discoveries about the HIV vaccine and theorizes about which commonly accepted health care theories are likely to crumble this year.

EGPAF“Field Notes: Marching for AIDS Action in Swaziland” – Led by drum majorettes from the Siphocosini and Bhekephi schools, marchers chanted and danced up two miles of hills from Ndlelalula to the Mahwalala Sports Ground outside the Red Cross Siphocosini Clinic to celebrate World AIDS Day.

Huffington Post -- "There is an Ambassador in You" -- Join EGPAF Foundation Ambassador Florence Ngobeni-Allen in this fight and make a difference -- there is an ambassador in you as well!