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Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: AIDS, AIDS Research, Health, Philanthropy, Public Foundations

Mission: The elizabeth glaser pediatric aids foundation (egpaf) is the global leader in the fight against pediatric hiv/aids and has reached nearly 27 pregnant million women with services to prevent transmission of hiv to their babies. Egpaf currently supports activities in 19 countries and at more than 5,000 sites to implement prevention, care, and treatment services; to further advance innovative research; and to execute global advocacy activities that bring dramatic change to the lives of millions of women, children, and families worldwide.

Programs: Egpaf works with public and private partners to support to the provision and expansion of hiv prevention, care, and treatment to all children, women, and families affected by hiv in order to achieve and sustain an aids-free generation. Strengthening health systems, and integrating hiv services with primary health care services, particularly maternal and child health services, is critical to achieving this goal. The success of egpafs efforts demonstrates that we are on the cusp of eliminating mother-to-child transmission of hiv globally.

egpaf plays a critical role in both defining the pediatric aids research agenda and supporting and conducting research to improve the lives of women, children, and families affected by hiv. Egpaf leads studies in clinical, laboratory, and implementations science research. Its focus is optimizing health service delivery; building an evidence base for new and innovative interventions; and effectively scaling up promising hiv and maternal, newborn, and child health interventions.

egpaf's public policy and advocacy team builds on elizabeth glaser's legacy of fighting for the best policies for women, children, and families living with and affected by hiv. With staff on four continents, egpaf is well positioned to champion children's rights in several realms-including those of national governments, african regional bodies, and multilateral organizations-to produce victories for children.

Community Stories

6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had the pleasure of working with the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation for 3 years through the foundation’s “Up For The Fight” Dance Marathons that are held by several colleges nationwide. It has been a great experience working with some of the most motivated and dedicated team members, and they are an absolute inspiration. I have also had the pleasure of seeing the progress the foundation has made throughout the years. They are truly at the forefront for eliminating pediatric HIV/AIDS. Both the foundation’s research and services have played vital roles toward preventing mother to child transmission globally. In the future, I sincerely believe the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation will be a major force in creating a generation free of AIDS.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a mom I am ever so grateful forThe Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation and their dedication toward eliminatng pediatric AIDS around the world. I've seen first hand the hard work they put into this very important cause and believe that one day they will succeed in thier mission!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I've been privileged to be a part of EGPAF presentations, special programs and fundraising events. The candor, personal passion and obvious results shared by members of the organization inspires me to take note, get involved and spread the word every time! The mission is clear and straightforward- treating HIV infected mothers can and does prevent the spread of HIV to their unborn children. The widespread and heartfelt ways in which EGPAF spreads this mission- both in the U.S. and throughout Africa- is encouraging and certainly gives me great hope. I wish there were more organizations with the clear vision and goal of the EGPAF.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My name is Janice McCall and I am an Ambassador for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. Being an ambassador, I get to talk about pediatric AIDS and how the Foundation has helped change the lives of millions of families around the world, including mine. The Foundation does extraordinary things with the help of all its supporters, partners, and colleagues. Today, they help families all around the world by stopping mother-to-child transmission of HIV. They are making Elizabeth Glaser's dream a reality: To eliminate pediatric AIDS.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've supported the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation as a Family Ambassador for over 10 years. I believe in the organization's mission and the work that they do. I've seen first hand how the organization has impacted children all over the world. This foundation leads the movement to make sure that every child has chance at life by providing them access to life saving HIV/AIDS medications. They are currently on a mission to eliminate pediatric AIDS, a mission that in my opinion is very achievable. Wouldn't you want to be a part of something that great? This organization is going to continue to have an incredible impact for many, many years. I hope that you consider joining the organization in the fight against pediatric AIDS.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 2

EGPAF supports existing health facilities in multiple countries in the public sector with delivery of prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and care and treatment services mainly through supportive supervision.

EGPAF "supports" a high volume of sites. Often a single officer is responsible for supervising multiple health districts with dozens of sites in each district. This calls into question the quality of assistance this organization is actually able to provide given that it is spread so thin. It is questionable how EGPAF claims credit for the data that they report when their contribution is mainly infrequent visits health facilities.

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