What We’re Reading: Resources for HIV, Medical Supplies to Malawi, and 10 Years in Tanzania

By Jane Coaston | September 13, 2013

A mother and her little boy at a HIV clinic in Malawi.

James Pursey/EGPAF

This week, we’re reading about getting the resources needed to treat children living with HIV, thinking about why HIV treatment can fail, and celebrating 10 years of work in Tanzania.

AllAfrica.com – “Tanzania: Maisha Programme Cuts Maternal Deaths”  We’ve written about the Maisha project – an effort supported by EGPAF, the Kenyan government, and UNICEF to support maternal and child health – on the blog. In this article, the reporter details how the Maisha project is making an impact on the lives of mothers and children across Kenya.

EGPAF – “Celebrating 10 Years in Tanzania” Since 2003, EGPAF and its partners have provided critically important services, like prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) and HIV care and treatment, to millions of people living in Tanzania. Read this blog to find out how EGPAF honored a decade of hard work.

AIDSMeds – “Even Very Low Viral Loads Can Lead to Treatment Failure” New research is showing that simply maintaining low viral loads might not be enough for people living with HIV to stay healthy. New research published in Clinical Infectious Diseases indicates that doctors working with HIV-positive patients should act more aggressively to reduce viral load numbers as much as possible. 

The Guardian –“Treating children with HIV: the perennial resource challenge” Dr. Laura Guay and Allan Mayi of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) discuss how new World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines could impact the fight to eliminate pediatric HIV and what potential challenges may lie ahead.

Voice of America – “US AIDS Groups Provide Medical Supplies to Malawi Hospitals” EGPAF joined forces with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)  to provide much-needed medical supplies to 85 health facilities in Malawi.

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