January 2013

Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation Congratulates Secretary Hillary Clinton on Her Service


Contact:  Racine Tucker-Hamilton, 202-448-8456, rtuckerhamilton@pedaids.org
Jane Coaston, 202-280-1648, jcoaston@pedaids.org

Highpoints of her tenure include PEPFAR “Blueprint,” renewed focus on HIV/AIDS

January 31, 2013, Washington, D.C. – The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) congratulates U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the end of her tenure as the 67th Secretary of State of the United States.  Since taking office in 2009, Secretary Clinton has emphasized the needs of people living with HIV – particularly women and girls – and she was instrumental in the development of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) “Blueprint” for achieving an AIDS-free generation and the end of HIV/AIDS.
“On behalf of the Foundation, I’d like to thank Secretary Clinton for her years of invaluable service to the United States and to the world,” Foundation CEO Charles Lyons said. “During her remarks at the International AIDS Conference in July 2012, Secretary Clinton said that she looked forward to a day when we could gather ‘not talk about the fight against AIDS, but instead commemorate the birth of a generation that is free of AIDS.’ Because of her consistent and determined efforts, we are one step closer to reaching that goal. Moving forward, we look forward to working with newly confirmed Sec. John Kerry as we continue to fight for the end of HIV/AIDS.”


About the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation:
EGPAF is a global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV/AIDS, and has reached more than 15 million women with services to prevent transmission of HIV to their babies. It currently works at more than 5,400 sites and 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.