Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation Awarded AIDSFree Project to Advance Efforts to End AIDS in Children
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Washington, D.C.—August 11, 2014— The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) today announced that it has been selected as a sub-grantee of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)’s Strengthening High Impact Interventions for an AIDS-Free Generation (AIDSFree) project. EGPAF will join the five-year, $250 million project as part of an award granted to JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI).
The project was officially announced by USAID during the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) in Melbourne, Australia.
In line with the PEPFAR Blueprint: Creating an AIDS-free Generation, EGPAF will support JSI and its partners to provide global technical leadership, knowledge management, and capacity development to improve the quality and effectiveness of high-impact, evidence-based HIV and AIDS interventions, with a focus on prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) services.
“We are proud to join USAID, JSI, and its cohort of skilled partners as we work together to achieve an AIDS-free generation,” said Stephen Lee, M.D. vice president of program implementation and country management at EGPAF. “EGPAF works hand-in-hand with governments, partners, mothers, families, and donors toward a health and social infrastructure that can end HIV/AIDS. To date, we have provided 20 million women with services to prevent them from transmitting HIV to their babies and we look forward to driving these efforts forward as part of this prestigious group. Our job isn’t over until no child has AIDS.”
In addition to EGPAF, JSI’s consortium of partners for the AIDSFree project includes Abt Associates, Inc., EnCompass LLC, IMA World Health, The International HIV/AIDS Alliance, Jhpiego Corporation, and Program for Appropriate Technology in Health.
About the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF):
EGPAF is the global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV/ AIDS and has reached 20 million women with services to prevent transmission of HIV to their babies. It currently supports more than 7,000 health facilities and works in 15 countries to implement prevention, care, and treatment services; to further advance innovative research; and to execute global advocacy activities that bring dramatic change to the lives of millions of women, children, and families worldwide. For more information, visit www.pedaids.org.