News, commentary, and voices in the efforts to eliminate HIV and AIDS in children worldwide.
January 11, 2013
A pregnant woman in Uganda. EGPAF supports
550 sites offering PMTCT and care and treatment
services in Uganda. (Photo: James Pursey/EGPAF)
This week, we’re learning about how South Africans are combating gender-based violence, thinking about new ideas for ending HIV/AIDS, and reading about how HIV rates in Belarus are dangerously high.
New York City, New York
January 10, 2013
Foundation Ambassador Florida Mwesiga in
Last year, 15-year-old Foundation Ambassador Florida Mwesiga had the opportunity to attend the Columbia University Dance Marathon benefiting the Foundation. In advance of this year’s Dance Marathon season, Florida recounts her experience and shares why she loves participating
New York City. (Photo: EGPAF)
January 9, 2013
A woman learns about HIV medications at a
clinic in South Africa. (Photo: Jon Hrusa/EGPAF)
With the largest number of people living with HIV in the world, South Africa remains at the forefront of the battle against AIDS. But some South Africans are now taking innovative—and crucial—approaches to the fight.
Since June 2012, EGPAF/Zimbabwe has reached
over 1.5 million women with PMTCT services.
(Photo: James Pursey/EGPAF)
My list of New Year’s resolutions is always pretty long, as I tend to just add to the roll from the previous year. This year, my list is probably similar to that of most people; it’s overflowing with self-improvement promises, vows to help others, and pledges to abandon bad habits. Sadly, I’ve already reneged on a few of my resolutions (we can blame it on all of those post-holiday snacks people bring to the office). The good thing is, I still have time to get back on track, and even add to my list. Learn more about how you can make a resolution to fight for mothers and their babies.
January 7, 2013
Ruhoko Health Center IV in Uganda.
Ruhoko Health Center IV is a government facility in Ibanda district that serves about 150,000 people in Ibanda South. Up until now, the facility has been sending samples for CD4 counts
or T-cells to neighboring districts. However, with support from the PEPFAR/USAID-funded Strengthening TB and HIV/AIDS Response in the South-Western region of Uganda (STAR-SW) project, the laboratory has been renovated and remodeled to serve as a hub for Ibanda district. Learn more about the newly refurbished laboratory.
January 4, 2013
A woman with her infant care guidelines card
in Zimbabwe. (Photo: James Pursey/EGPAF)
This week, we’re learning about how China is working with human rights organizations to battle HIV, reading our newest Story of Hope, thinking about how organizations are using the radio to share information on mother-to-child transmission, and finding out more about how people living with HIV can combat the flu.