Established in 1988, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) inspired a movement that has resulted in the virtual elimination of pediatric AIDS in the United States and Europe.
EGPAF has also made remarkable strides throughout the world: more than half of HIV-positive pregnant women in low- and middle-income countries now receive medicines to help prevent transmission of HIV to their babies.
EGPAF uses a three-pronged strategy to implement its work around the world:
Research: EGPAF’s leadership in pediatric HIV and AIDS research for the last 20 years has resulted in major scientific advances, which are chiefly responsible for HIV-infected children in the United States leading longer, healthier lives. EGPAF-supported research efforts around the world seek to improve the prevention, care, and treatment of pediatric HIV infection, train international research leaders to respond to the virus in children, and pursue the development of a pediatric HIV vaccine.
Lifesaving Programs: EGPAF’s work has closely followed the path of the HIV and AIDS pandemic to sub-Saharan Africa, China, India, and elsewhere, responding to the urgent need for implementation of lifesaving programs. EGPAF works with partners to provide accessible prevention, care, and treatment services for children, women, and families; research and identify better technologies and interventions for those in need; and document models that can be replicated throughout the world.
Public Policy and Global Advocacy: Elizabeth Glaser was a pioneer in fighting for the rights of children living with HIV, who were forgotten in the early days of the pandemic. Through work with policymakers, infected children and families, the scientific community, business leaders, and the media, EGPAF has built upon Elizabeth’s legacy by expanding funding for pediatric research; improving safety, efficacy, and availability of drugs for HIV-positive children; and fighting to prevent discrimination against people living with HIV. Today, EGPAF continues to be a strong global voice on behalf of children, both to the U.S. government and international organizations and governments.
WHAT WE DO
EGPAF has emerged as an international leader in the fight against pediatric AIDS, focusing its efforts on three core areas:
Launching and supporting prevention, care, and treatment programs
Since 2000, EGPAF has supported expanded access to comprehensive HIV prevention, and later to HIV care and treatment services, in regions of the world deeply affected by HIV and AIDS.
Funding critical research and training
EGPAF brings together leading international scientists to conduct basic, clinical, and operations research as part of our global efforts to eliminate pediatric AIDS.
Advocating globally for children's health
EGPAF works with policymakers in the United States and around the world to continue the work Elizabeth started, advocating for the best public policies for women, children, and families living with HIV
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