What We’re Reading: PEPFAR’s Future and Catching Up with EGPAF Ambassador Hydeia Broadbent

By EGPAF | January 17, 2014

This week, we’re reading how the PEFPAR’s new global leader will shape the future of the global HIV/AIDS agenda, and tuning into Foundation Ambassador Hydeia Brodbent on "Oprah's Where Are They Now?"

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This week, we’re reading how the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEFPAR)’s new global leader will shape the future of the global HIV/AIDS agenda,  tuning into EGPAF Foundation Ambassador Hydeia Broadbent’s appearance on “Oprah’s: Where Are They Now,” and gearing up for the television premier of the awarding-winning documentary film, “Blood Brother” on PBS.

The Huffington Post Saving Mothers, Giving Life: New Year, New Results for Maternal Health – Acting U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Deborah von Zinkernagel writes about why she’s encouraged by the latest results from the innovative Saving Mothers, Giving Life partnership in Uganda and Zambia.

EGPAFEGPAF Partners with PBS To Bring “Blood Brother” To Washington, D.C. – This week, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) partnered with PBS Independent Lens  to host a sneak peek of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival award-winning documentary, “Blood Brother.”

AllAfrica.comUganda: HIV Doubles Risk of Cancer Death – This article examines a new study by the International AIDS Society that found that people living with HIV are two times more likely to die from cancer a year after a diagnosis than cancer patients who are HIV-negative.

OWN --  First Look: Young HIV Activist Hydeia Broadbent Defies the Odds-- EGPAF Foundation Ambassador Hydeia Broadbent will be featured on the newest episode of “Oprah’s Where Are they Now,” airing January 17 at 9 p.m. EST on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). More than 20 years after her first interview with Oprah Winfrey,  Hydeia will discuss how she’s continuing to stand up and fight the stigma that affects people living with HIV.

Center for Global Development Help with How: Ideas for the Next PEFPAR Coordinator –The Center for Global Development met with global health stakeholders to brainstorm and suggest priorities for the next U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, this article shares their thoughts.

Voice of AmericaVideo: Dr. Christian Pitter Discusses Pediatric HIV with Voice of America -- On Tuesday, Christian Pitter, M.D., senior director of technical policy and advocacy at the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF), spoke with Voice of America (VOA) about the pediatric HIV epidemic and what EGPAF is doing help close the treatment gap for children and adolescents living with HIV.