MOZAMBIQUE: Fundação Ariel Glaser contra o SIDA Pediátrico
Fundação Ariel Glaser contra o SIDA Pediátrico (Fundação Ariel Glaser) works to eliminate pediatric AIDS and provide care and treatment for people living with HIV in Mozambique. Fundação Ariel Glaser implements innovative strategies to respond to the national HIV epidemic and to ensure access to sustainable health services for children, women, and families.
In collaboration with the Mozambique Ministry of Health and partners including EGPAF, Fundação Ariel Glaser supports the provision of high-quality HIV services and ensures that efforts to reach the goal of the elimination of pediatric AIDS are well-integrated into existing provincial and district health systems.
Elizabeth and Ariel Glaser.
Ariel Glaser’s Story
Fundação Ariel Glaser was named in honor of Ariel Glaser, the daughter of U.S. pediatric AIDS advocate Elizabeth Glaser. Elizabeth contracted HIV through a blood transfusion while giving birth to Ariel, and unknowingly passed the virus on to Ariel through breast milk. Ariel lost her battle with AIDS in 1988, and Elizabeth created the Pediatric AIDS Foundation to raise money for critical AIDS research for children. Elizabeth lost her own battle with AIDS in 1994, and to honor her legacy, the Pediatric AIDS Foundation was renamed the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF).
Before she passed away, Ariel created a painting of how she envisioned the world—as a beautiful garden kept bright with sunshine and surrounded by love. Her inspiration serves as EGPAF’s logo, and now as Fundação Ariel Glaser’s logo, representing hope for children everywhere.
In the video below, Fundação Ariel Glaser Executive Director Paula Vaz describes her organization's work in Mozambique.
HIV and AIDS in Mozambique
Approximately 1.4 million people are living with HIV in Mozambique. Of those, 130,000 are children under the age of 15 (Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, Report on the Global AIDS Epidemic, 2010). By strengthening Mozambique’s national health system, Fundação Ariel Glaser is helping prevent new HIV infections in children and providing treatment to those already living with the virus.
Where Fundação Ariel Glaser Works
Fundação Ariel Glaser leads HIV prevention, care, and treatment activities in eight districts in Maputo Province, Mozambique. Within these eight districts, 68 sites provide HIV prevention services and 17 sites offer HIV care and treatment services. As Fundação Ariel Glaser grows, the organization plans to expand to other provinces in Mozambique to support increased access to essential HIV-related services.
Fundação Ariel Glaser’s Affiliation with EGPAF
Fundação Ariel Glaser is an independent organization developed with support from EGPAF. As partners, Fundação Ariel Glaser and EGPAF work collaboratively with the Mozambique Ministry of Health to reach people with essential HIV prevention, care, and treatment services. Fundação Ariel Glaser receives technical assistance and guidance from EGPAF, but is an independent organization governed and led by citizens or permanent residents of Mozambique.
EGPAF developed Fundação Ariel Glaser and additional independent organizations in Côte d’Ivoire and Tanzania with an aim to increase access to high-quality HIV services and build local momentum and sustainable progress toward the elimination of pediatric AIDS.
The information described here was made possible by the generous support of the American people through the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) under the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, and through the guidance and support of EGPAF and the Mozambique Ministry of Health. The contents are the responsibility of Fundação Ariel Glaser contra o SIDA Pediátrico and do not necessarily reflect the views of the CDC, the U.S. government, or other supporters.
Fundação Ariel Glaser contra o SIDA Pediátrico
Av. Kwame Nkrumah, No 417
Tel: +258 21 724848 / +258 82 30 33 492 / +258 84 33 95 590
Fax: +258 21 724850