New moms living with #HIV can be nervous to breastfeed their babies, wanting to prevent transmission at all costs. But with training facilitated by @EGPAF and supported by @usaid, that's changing. By teaching prevention techniques and providing access to medicine and support, these mothers can now provide nutrition to their newborns without fear. #LinkInBio
Evines learned about her HIV status while she was pregnant with her daughter, but thankfully she met HIV-positive women who helped her enroll in Malawi’s prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission program. Now, she’s one of those women herself, counseling members of her community before and after their HIV tests. Her daughter is now 7 – and HIV-negative! #linkinbio #Hiv
In Africa, #TB is the main cause of death in people living w/ #HIV, & Mozambique has one of the highest rates of TB in the 🌍. We are working to make sure those who have both diseases are treated at the same clinic, by the same provider, at the same time: #LinkInBio
This year’s top dance marathon fundraiser just got back from her Up 4 the Fight Trip to Tanzania where she met young leaders living with #HIV, danced with mothers and their babies, and explained exactly what a 26-hour dance marathon is, anyway! #linkinbio
After losing her husband to #HIV, leaving her a single mom to three young kids, Eunice found she too was HIV-positive. Since then, she was named a @PEPFAR hero, established an early childhood development center for HIV-positive children in her home, and became a trained EGPAF counselor. Uganda needed a hero – and Eunice stepped up. #linkinbio
In the U.S. and U.K., it can be easy to forget that #AIDS still claims close to 1 million lives each year, including over 100,000 children. And while so much has improved in the last 15 years, there is also much left to be done to #endHIV. Our CEO Chip Lyons joins @viivhealthcare CEO Deborah Waterhouse in calling for #UK. and #US leadership in supporting the @globalfund and helping to create the first #AIDSFreeGeneration. #linkinbio
A joyful day in Lesotho – two mothers have received negative #HIV test results for their babies. Thanks to our point-of-care early infant diagnosis program, it only takes an hour and a half to receive test results for infants, allowing families to take immediate steps to protect their babies and help them live healthy, happy lives.
Despite the suffering caused by genocide in 1994, Rwanda has mounted one of the most impressive #HIV responses in the world. We are proud to have worked with Rwanda, @Unitaid, and #globalhealth partners on this amazing achievement over the last 19 years! #LinkInBio
Earlier this week it was announced that Jack Leslie has been elected as our new Chairman of our Board. Jack’s decades of expertise and dedication have already been immense assets to our mission to #endAIDS in children – and we can’t wait to continue our work together! #linkinbio
Only half of pediatric #TB cases in southwest Uganda were detected in 2018 – but EGPAF and its partners like @usaidrhitessw are working hard to change those numbers. Read how one observant grandfather saved his family by getting them tested and then treated for #tuberculosis. #LinkInBio
After our Ambassador Rosa Mahlasera learned she was #HIV positive, she faced depression. But now, she’s appearing on TV and radio shows in Zimbabwe, meeting with policymakers to discuss the importance of access to lifesaving healthcare, and counseling her peers experiencing the depression she has overcome. Best of all – she’s learned to smile again 😊 #LinkInBio
Happy #DayoftheAfricanChild from EGPAF! We are proud of our work to #endAIDS in children in 16 African countries through research, advocacy, prevention, care, and treatment programs. And we’ll continue that work – until no child has AIDS.
After testing positive for #HIV, Grant felt ostracized, hopeless – and attempted suicide. Given a second chance at life and thanks in part to a #peersupport group filled with other HIV-positive youths, he found hope, a job he loves, and a new outlook on life. Read more through your #linkinbio.
Over 30 years ago, three #bestfriends started a movement that has reached millions, and saved thousands from #HIV and #AIDS. Today, we celebrate them and all forms of wonderful friendships. Happy #BestFriendsDay - tag your bestie!
Like so many children living with #HIV in Uganda, Josephine Nabukenya wasn’t aware of her status for most of her childhood. When she found she was positive, she turned her status into power and became an advocate and peer counselor. She has shared her story with U.S. Congress members and been recognized for her work by the Queen of England. Today, she shares her story with #WD2019! #ThePowerOf
The Power Stage at #WD2019 is where speakers come to inspire and inform, and on this stage later today our Ambassador Josephine Nabukenya will share her story and advocate for girls and women affected by #HIV. Stay tuned! #ThePowerOf
The Committee of African Youth Advisors (CAYA) is made up of young leaders with diverse backgrounds and experiences - but they share one common goal. These passionate advocates speak about the importance of #HIV testing, work to reduce stigma, and provide crucial peer support in their communities. 3 out 5 young people with #HIV are girls, and they need this support & education to stay healthy. Today, William shared findings of CAYA’s impact at @women_deliver. We are so proud to have him as an EGPAF leader! #WD2019
With @jewelersforchildren’s longstanding support, @egpaf is able to continue our efforts to create the first #AIDS-free generation. Thank you for your 2019 commitment - we are so grateful for your partnership! Read more about their annual Facets of Hope event! #LinkInBio
At EGPAF, our vision is a world in which children and families live free from HIV/AIDS. This #InternationalChildrensDay, join us in celebration and dedication - until no child has AIDS! #endAIDS #endHIV #untilnochildhasAIDS #childrensday #intchildrensday
Today is #GlobalParentsDay, and we’re celebrating those moms and dads who work hard to keep their families happy and healthy. John and Beatrice from Kirama, Uganda are passionate advocates in their community who take their #HIV medication to ensure their children stay HIV-free and encourage members of their community to do the same. #globalparents #parentsday #momgoals #dadgoals
“I thought I was going to die the moment I learned about my HIV status…my advice to other young people, in terms of depression, is that they should get engaged with others.” May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and today we’re sharing a powerful lesson and words of wisdom from our Ambassador, Rosa Mahlasera. After learning she was HIV-positive, she joined a peer support group and learned she was not alone. Since then, she has become a powerful advocate and leader in her community, speaking to Ministers of Health, parliamentarians, and global leaders on behalf of others living with #HIV. #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth
In Malawi, #TB is the leading cause of death among people living with #HIV. And on top of that, it is harder to detect in children. But now, there is hope. Read how Mercy and her family couldn't find the right medicine – until they visited a #CaPTB facility supported by EGPAF. #LinkInBio
“I make friends with everybody, even the police, so that people like me and my friends don’t get hurt,” says Dickens. In Uganda, many #HIV-positive men don’t feel safe getting the treatment they need. As a peer counselor, Dickens is helping. #LinkInBio #IDAHOTB
For far too long, pregnant and breastfeeding women have been overlooked in clinical research – but now, a task force has been formed to improve clinical research and these women in clinical research studies. @EGPAF is proud to support this lifesaving work. #LinkInBio #PRGLAC #HIV #Mothers #Health
Today, we’re honoring moms everywhere who pave the way for their children and make the impossible, possible. Honor Elizabeth Glaser’s incredible legacy with a $20 gift today – that’s all it takes to provide HIV counseling and testing for four pregnant women, allowing a new mom the opportunity to prevent transmission to her baby, and protect her own health. #LinkInBio #HappyMothersDay #MothersDayGift #HIV #endHIV
All any mother wants are to know their children is healthy and happy. With access to support and medicine, Felizarda has been able to provide that for her kids. Read more about how despite her status, she delivered all of her children #HIV free. #linkinbio
Leah inspires other women, her daughters and us with her openness and care! #ThrowbackThursday #TBT #MothersDay #HappyMothersDay #MomLife
When Faith found out she was pregnant at 15, she never gave up at her dream for an education. Now, she's getting her second chance. She - and her son - are unstoppable! #LinkInBio #MothersDay #MomLife #HappyMothersDay
Mother’s Day is Sunday – do you still need a gift idea? For just $20 (less than the cost of a bouquet of flowers!) EGPAF can provide HIV testing and counseling for four pregnant women – a lifesaving service for so many women around the world. It’s quick, easy, and no shipping is needed! #LinkInBio #MothersDay #HappyMothersDay #MothersDayGift #HIV #endHIV
Faith wanted to be a lawyer when she grew up, but at 15 she found out she was pregnant. She thought she would never reach her goal. But now, with support and a new program called JUA in Kenya, she is back on track. #LinkInBio #MomLife #CelebrateMoms #MothersDay #ProtectMoms #MothersDayGift #Commu
Raising awareness, sharing experiences, and taking the necessary steps to protecting ourselves and others is the only way to #endHIV and end #stigma both here in the US and around the world. We thank Rep. @briansimspa for speaking up and we encourage everyone to take action and be the healthiest you can be. #HIV #GlobalHealth #PrEPSavesLives
Cebsile welcomes her son, Orlando, to the world at Siteki Public Health Unit in Eswatini. She is living with #HIV, but throughout her pregnancy, she made sure to take the medication she needed to prevent passing HIV to her son. New testing technology available at Siteki meant that Orlando was tested within an hour of his birth, and the result was negative! Every woman, everywhere has a right to high quality, respectful care before, during and after pregnancy. Today on #IntlMHDay we raise our voices with the #globalhealth community to advocate for this critical issue.
It's #NationalSiblingsDay! And today we're celebrating Tawonga and Abraham, a sister and brother from central Malawi. When Tawonga was an infant, her parents took her to the health center for #HIV testing and all three tested positive. But now, taking medication together is a part of their household routine and they are all leading happy, healthy lives. At his last few check-ups, Abraham has tested negative but continues to receive monitoring at the family's monthly health center visits. And thanks to #PMTCT (prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission) and #peersupport groups, Tawonga can grow up racing between the rows of cassava, learning how to write, and helping her parents raise her baby brother.
Congratulations to @pac_ucla! Their hard work, dedication, and blisters paid off—raising over $330,000 to #EndAIDS in children. We couldn’t be prouder to work with them in pursuit of an #AIDSFreeGeneration!
26 hours of dancing, and we are just getting started! We are excited to be at UCLA for the @pac_ucla Dance Marathon! Follow our instagram stories to watch all the fun and see some great guests! #endAIDS
Elise Ngabouloup is the head nurse of the neonatal unit at the Chantal Biya Foundation Mother and Child Center in Youndé, #Cameroon. Despite all her hard work, Elise used to feel frustrated that she could not do more to provide #HIV services to her patients. But through Project DELTA (Delivering Technical Assistance), EGPAF has greatly improved capacity by establishing pediatric training centers in key locations, including within this hospital. She tells us the training has transformed her work, drawing her closer to the families that she cares for. “Training has not only increased the knowledge of nurses and doctors,” says Elise, “It has improved the quality of care. I am very grateful for the work that EGPAF has done in this hospital.” This World Health Worker Week, we are honoring women like Elise working to protect and treat children. Thank you, Elise! #WHWWeek #HealthWorkersCount #HealthForAll
Meet Caroline Atieno. As a nurse in Kenya, she works in a hospital that has integrated #HIV services into its maternal and child health programs, protecting those most vulnerable and providing crucial support in her community. Her work has helped countless families, and we could not be more grateful for her. This World Health Worker Week, we are honoring women like Caroline working to protect and treat children. Thank you, Caroline! #WHWWeek #HealthWorkersCount #HealthForAll
After becoming pregnant with her daughter, Faith, Tatu Msangi faced a fear that no new mother should be forced to confront: whether or not her daughter would be born with #HIV. But thanks to the resources at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center and our work at EGPAF, she was able to access the medicines and care she needed to help ensure that she wouldn’t pass the virus to her baby. Today, Faith is happy and healthy. And years later, Tatu has earned a nursing degree and works at the same medical center to help protect women just like her. In her role as an EGPAF Ambassador, Tatu has joined world leaders such as U.S. President @georgewbush, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, and former U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Ambassador Eric P. Goosby to share her story and encourage others to join the fight for an AIDS-free generation. This World Health Worker Week, we are honoring women like Tatu working to protect and treat children. Thank you, Tatu! #WHWWeek #HealthWorkersCount #HealthForAll
At 8 months pregnant, Nkanu traveled to get the proper testing and care in order to make her family healthy. Her determination is paying off! You can read her story in our bio link. #EndTB #WorldTBDay #WorldTBDay2019 #EndHIV
Having child-friendly medicine is so important to help health workers and families cure #TB. Read more from our DRC center! #LinkInBio #WorldTBDay2019 #ItsTimeToEndTB #EndTB #WorldTBDay
A key difference between CaP-TB and other TB programs is the engagement of the community.” ~ Dr. Aimé Loando. Read more from our DRC center! #LinkInBio #WorldTBDay2019 #ItsTimeToEndTB #EndTB #WorldTBDay
@who developed a comprehensive roadmap on the next decade’s goals to #EndTB in children and adolescents! Here are the steps to reach the ultimate goal. #LinkInBio #WorldTBDay2019 #ItsTimeToEndTB #WorldTBDay
EGPAF Staffers meeting in Johannesburg for the Annual CCAO Retreat are showing their support for the #ItsTimeToEndTB campaign. Pictured are our CCAOs from Cote d’Ivoire, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Malawi, DRC, Eswatini, Mozambique, Lesotho, and Tanzania along with some of our EGPAF Staffers from Switzerland, USA and Kenya. #WorldTBDay2019 #WorldTBDay #TB #EndTB @stoptb
On #InternationalWomensDay, we want to applaud some of the courageous women who educate and advocate on #HIV: EGPAF Ambassadors Maureen Murenga, Paige Rawl, and Rosa from Zimbabwe! They are blazing trails and working hard to end pediatric HIV/AIDS.
What is #DREAMS? A community to help Determined, Resilient, Empowered, #AIDS-free, Mentored, and Safe women! One young woman went from crying and hiding from society to becoming a DREAMS ambassador. #LinkInBio #Mozambique
What an incredible event! Congrats to @bwdancemarathon for raising $16,214.72 (and counting) and keeping the energy up for all 12 hours! And a special thank you to EGPAF Ambassador Ben Banks and his daughter Finley for joining us!
The Baldwin Wallace Dance Marathon has just begun! Good luck to all the incredible students who have been fundraising all year, and will now be dancing for 12 straight hours 💃🕺. And thank you to BWU president Dr. Helmer for kicking off the event and supporting DM each year! #BWDM #UP4THEFIGHT