News, commentary, and voices in the efforts to eliminate HIV and AIDS in children worldwide.
Clients at a health care facility in Tanzania
learn more about cervical cancer before
receiving a screening. EGPAF is working
throughout Tanzania to provide screening and
treatment to thousands of women.
People living with HIV are particularly vulnerable to cervical cancer – in the United States, cervical cancer is the most common form of cancer among women living with HIV
. And in Tanzania, the problem is even larger—cervical cancer is not just the leading cause of cancer-related deaths among women, but is the most common cancer nationwide
May 13, 2013
EGPAF/Mozambique country director
Fernando Morales with one of the new mobile
clinics that will provide Mozambique’s Gaza
province with quality HIV counseling, testing,
and care and treatment. (Photo: EGPAF)
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. On Thursday, U.S. Ambassador to Mozambique Douglas Griffiths congratulated EGPAF on its work with the Provincial Direction of Gaza (DPS) to provide three mobile clinics
aimed at increasing the availability of healthcare services in Gaza province and reaching Mozambique’s goal of 80 percent antiretroviral treatment (ART) coverage by 2015.
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May 11, 2013
Elizabeth and Jake Glaser.
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.
May 10, 2013
This week, Save the Children released its
annual report on the state of motherhood
around the world. (Photo: Save the Children)
This week, Save the Children
released its annual State of the World’s Mothers report
. Each year, the report ranks the best and worst places in the world for mothers and their children. In addition, Save the Children uses the State of the World’s Mothers report to focus attention on a specific issue related to maternal, neonatal and child health. This year, the theme of the report is “Surviving the First Day.”
May 10, 2013
Earlier this year, EGPAF President and CEO
Chip Lyons visited Ndhiwa district to learned
more about how EGPAF is helping the region
battle AIDS and provide better care for people
living with HIV. (Photo: EGPAF)
This week, we’re learning why a Foundation Ambassador is grateful, thinking about HIV and drug resistance, finding out more about the fight to keep infants and children healthy, and reading about how cell phones are helping one African country combat HIV.
At the Oridi Dispensary in Ndhiwa, this poster
helps healthcare workers track prevention of
mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) efforts,
helping nurses and physicians and allowing
more women to get tested and treated for HIV.
Located on the south shore of Lake Victoria in Homa Bay District
, the region of Ndhiwa could be among the first high HIV-burden districts in Kenya to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV.