News, commentary, and voices in the efforts to eliminate HIV and AIDS in children worldwide.
May 8, 2013
EGPAF’s Dr. Laura Guay, World Vision
International’s Martha Newsome, and Dr. Joy
Lawn of Save the Children at a Monday Hill
briefing on child health and survival.
Global health and child survival experts gathered on Capitol Hill on Monday to share new information about child health and child and maternal mortality. “This is a story of great success, in many ways,” Dr. Joy Lawn, director of the Saving Newborn Lives program at Save the Children
, said. Moderated by Kaiser Family Foundation vice president and director Jennifer Kates, Ph.D. and featuring Save the Children, World Vision International
, and the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, the briefing focused on the health and survival of children around the world.
EGPAF Ambassador Martha Sichone-Cameron,
For over 25 years, the Communications Workers of America (CWA) have supported the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. At this year’s CWA conference held in April, Foundation Ambassador Martha Sichone-Cameron addressed the attendees and thanked them for their support. In this blog, Martha writes about how deeply appreciative she is of CWA and all those who continue to fight for the end of AIDS.
her husband Andy, and their two boys, Josiah
and Judah. (Photo: EGPAF)
May 6, 2013
Madalitso Tolani and Andrea Garces, Global
Health Corps fellows are working with and
learning from EGPAF staff in their placement in
Malawi. (Photo: EGPAF)
Each year, the Global Health Corps
pairs fellows from the United States with international counterparts and places them in health care organizations around the world.
This year, GHC Fellows Mwitwa Chileshe and Lauren Smith were placed in EGPAF’s country office in Zambia
, while Andrea Garces
and Madalitso Tolani were placed in EGPAF’s Malawi office
. Continue reading to learn about their experiences working with the Foundation in the field.
May 3, 2013
HIV (in yellow) attacking a human cell. Over
thirty years after the beginning of the AIDS
epidemic, how close are we to a cure?
(Photo: Science magazine)
This week, we’re reading about why one New York Times writer says the word ‘cure’ is still premature when discussing HIV, thinking about how working for EGPAF in Malawi has benefitted a Global Health Corps Fellow, and learning about a recent study that argues an infrequently used treatment regimen might be more effective than current practices for treating pediatric HIV.
May 3, 2013
One of EGPAF’s mobile clinics, designed to
provide rural Mozambique with health
services and HIV/AIDS testing, care, and
treatment. (Photo: EGPAF)
Working with the U.S. government, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation will launch three mobile clinics on May 9 in Xai-Xai city, the capital of Gaza Province in the southern region of Mozambique.
May 3, 2013
A meeting with village chiefs in Kudoko
Andrea Garces is a Global Health Corps Fellow working with EGPAF in Malawi. She writes about recent site visits and how small communities are encouraging men and women to take part in efforts to eliminate pediatric AIDS.
Village, Malawi to talk about HIV prevention
and antenatal care for pregnant women and
their families. (Photo: EGPAF)