What We're Reading: Foundation Donor and Ambassador Highlighted in Wall Street Journal
October 22, 2010
The Foundation and our work have been featured in the news a few times this week… In case you missed it, one of our Board members
and his wife, Bill and Susan Belfiore
were profiled in the Wall Street Journal
’s popular “Donor of the Day”
column. Bill and Susan have been part of the Foundation family for many years, and shared with the WSJ
their compelling story of adopting four HIV-positive children from Romania. They talked about how the Foundation helped them years ago when the children were young, and how our work still resonates with their family today.
Also this week, both Inter Press Service
and IRIN PlusNews
covered a pioneering Foundation program in Kenya that focuses on the importance of getting men involved to help reduce the rate of transmission of HIV from mother to baby. The program – called “Zingatia Maisha” (Swahili for ‘carefully consider life’) – was started in 2008, the same year a study
from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill found that male involvement increased the number of people who got HIV tests, adherence and follow-up to HIV treatment, condom use, and infant feeding. Both articles profile brave families who overcame stigma and strong societal traditions and now have healthy, HIV-free children.
Stephanie Bowen is the Director of Media Relations, based in Washington, D.C.