What We’re Reading: Collaboration is Key

Health workers in Swaziland receive training to monitor and maintain accurate health records.

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This week, we’re reading all about how collaboration is key to curbing the AIDS pandemic. Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation’s Executive Vice President of Communication, Advocacy and Development, Philip O’Brien, discusses the best way to tackle HIV/AIDS in Nigeria, scientists agree that developing an HIV vaccine will take a united effort, and traditional leaders in Zimbabwe combat stigma by publically getting tested for HIV. 

AllAfrica.com"Expert Says Nigeria Needs Political Will to Tackle HIV/AIDS" – EGPAF’s Executive Vice President of Communication, Advocacy, and Development Philip O’Brien, speaks to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) about the need to implement a systematic and consistent approach to tackling HIV/AIDS. 

EGPAF"Video: Until No Child Has AIDS" – Watch our video and learn how you  can join the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) as we take action to ensure that no child dies of AIDS.

Pharmabiz.com“Efforts to find cure for HIV requires substantial investment, collaborations” – Scientists explain at the why leading HIV scientists and researchers will have to work across disciplines and continents to create a viable HIV vaccine.

IPP Media“Kilimanjaro unveils improved method of mother-to-child HIV infection prevention” – IPP Media profiles the new World Health Organization (WHO) treatment guidelines in Kenya and EGPAF’s work to scale-up prevention of mother-to-child transmission services throughout the country.

New Zimbabwe“Chief to go for HIV test, reveal the results” -- In an effort to combat stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV,  Zimbabwe’s Chief Chivi will be publically tested for HIV this week and will publicize his status.

EGPAF Courage and Commitment: The Determination that Started a Movement -- Elizabeth Glaser resolved to start an organization to end pediatric HIV/AIDS -- but she knew she couldn’t do it alone. She reached out to her two closest friends, Susie Zeegen and Susan DeLaurentis. Together, they started a movement that brought pediatric HIV to the forefront of national dialogue.