WWR: Outcomes from WHA and Women Deliver Conferences, International AIDS Programs and ATFH 2013

By Johanna Harvey | May 31, 2013

Actress Shailene Woodley, star of “The Secret Life of the American Teenager” at the 2012 “A Time for Heroes” event in Los Angeles.

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This week, we’re celebrating a new approach to international aid funding, preparing for “A Time for Heroes” with Jamar Rogers, and learning how outcomes from the 66th World Health Assembly and 2013 Women Deliver conference will impact the global effort to eliminate pediatric HIV/AIDS.

The Atlantic—“The New Idealism of International Aid” A new initiative, known as the International Health Partnership, calls for a shift in international aid policy that allows recipient countries to make their own decisions about how to spend the funds they receive from organizations such as the Global Fund and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

EGPAF—“Jamar Rogers: Doing More for Others“ Jamar Rogers thrilled audiences on “The Voice” during its second season. Since then, he’s been touring, recording, and writing music, but he always makes time for one of his most important causes: children living with HIV. In this blog, Jamar explains why he’s so excited to get involved with the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation and the fight to eliminate pediatric HIV/AIDS.

The Hill—“PEPFAR 10 Years Later: Uniting to eliminate pediatric AIDS” EGPAF President and CEO Charles Lyons and Foundation Ambassador Martha Sichone-Cameron share their insights on the progress that has been made to treat and prevent HIV/AIDS in Africa since the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) began its program in 2003.

EGPAF—“At Global Conference, Family Planning is Front and Center” This week, thousands of advocates, government leaders, nongovernmental organization (NGO) representatives, and health care professionals from around the world are in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, for the third global Women Deliver conference, which focuses on the health and empowerment of women and girls. A main topic at this year’s conference will be family planning and how increasing access to family planning tools can reduce the transmission of HIV/AIDS.

ReliefWeb—“Community-based Approach Prevents HIV in Children and Keeps HIV+ Mothers Healthy in Bondo, Kenya” A project funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and carried out by USAID’s flagship Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP), which is led by Jhpiego, connects women to—and keeps them enrolled in—high-quality health care to prevent the transmission of HIV from mother-to-child.

EGPAF—“The Future of Global Health: Outcomes from the 66th World Health Assembly” As the 66th World Health Assembly (WHA) concludes, we explore how its call for renewed focus on public health in 2014 impacts the effort to eliminate pediatric HIV/AIDS.

Johanna Harvey is Senior Communications Officer for the Foundation, based in Washington, D.C.