What We’re Reading: Global Fund, Breastfeeding, and a Story of Hope

By Jane Coaston | August 9, 2013

A doctor and a baby at a HIV/AIDS clinic in Democratic Republic of the Congo.

James Pursey/EGPAF

This week, we’re learning more about the Global Fund, thinking about a Story of Hope from a young man living with HIV in the United States, and finding out more about how human resources works around the world.

AIDSPAN—“Observations on the Global Fund by a Retiring Board Member”   Alvaro Bermejo, Executive Director of the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, wrote about his experiences with the Global Fund and how the organization has changed since its founding.  

New Vision —“HIV+ Mothers Can Safely breastfeed their babies”  Breastfeeding is one of the most common ways HIV is transmitted from mother to child, but breast milk is still the best source of nutrition for infants and babies.  This article details the experiences of Miriam, a young mother living with HIV who is taking prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) medications and breastfeeding her newborn baby.

EGPAF —“Story of Hope: Ryan, USA” Ryan Darling is a young man living with HIV. While at UCLA, he got involved in Dance Marathon, and was so inspired that he helped to start a Dance Marathon program at the College of Holy Cross. 

EGPAF— “Human Resources Going Global”  How do you manage the employees of an organization that works in countries around the world? In this blog, EGPAF associate director of human resources Chrissie Shea explains how the human resources department at EGPAF serves the needs of an incredibly diverse organization.

Looktothestars.org—“Bid on Signed Memorabilia from Upcoming Films and Help Charity” EGPAF has teamed up with our friends at Lionsgate to auction off autographed memorabilia from three upcoming films: “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” “I, Frankenstein.” and “You’re Next.”  Be sure and check out the items up for auction and bid!

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