U.S. Ambassador congratulates EGPAF's mobile clinic launch
by Arsenio Manhice, May 20, 2013
With 25.1 percent prevalence of HIV, Gaza is the most heavily affected province of Mozambique, but the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) and its partners are leading the fight to eliminate HIV from the region. With the launch of three mobile clinics, healthcare will be easier to access in the districts where coverage is dangerously low.
The Ndhiwa Region is Getting Close to the Elimination of Pediatric HIV Infections
by Eric Kilongi, May 20, 2013
The Ndhiwa region of Kenya has seen tremendous progress in the elimination of new pediatric HIV infections.The region’s average mother-to-child HIV transmission rates have decreased from a high of 10 percent in 2010 to 4 percent in 2012.
Elizabeth and Jake Glaser. (Photo: EGPAF)
Mother's Day Traditions
by Jake Glaser, May 11, 2013
Mother's Day is a day to reflect on the important role mothers around the world play in their children's lives. For Jake Glaser, Elizabeth's 28-year-old son, it is no different. He took some time to reminisce about an important Glaser family tradition and the role his mom played in his life. ...
In Mozambique, EGPAF Support Boosts Tuberculosis Diagnoses
Posted May 24, 2013
In Maputo province in southern Mozambique,
EGPAF is training nurses and health care
workers on how to use microscopes to better
diagnose tuberculosis (TB). (Photo: EGPAF)
People living with HIV are much more vulnerable to tuberculosis (TB), a bacterial infection that kills the body’s tissues. In fact, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
recommends that all people living with HIV be tested for TB. And in Maputo province in southern Mozambique, more patients with TB will be able to receive treatment as a result of 23 microscopes and a new initiative focused on training staff in properly diagnosing TB.
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