A Global Fight Against Pediatric AIDS
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“All men are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly.”
-Martin Luther King, Jr.
Sometimes, an organization comes along that sets its horizons as broad as possible, that makes its focus region span continents. The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, a two-time Foundation grant awardee (most recently in the Spring 2014 grant cycle), is one such organization. Established in 1988-1989, EGPAF emerged from one family’s heartache in order to bring hope to all children, women and families affected by or at risk of pediatric HIV and AIDS.
Over the last twenty-five years, EGPAF has become a global leader in fighting pediatric HIV/AIDS, operating in fifteen countries at more than 7,000 service sites. The group maintains a three-pronged approach to meeting its goals: conducting critical research, offering lifesaving programs, and promoting public policy and global advocacy. It has seen remarkable success, reaching 20 million women worldwide with services to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV. And thanks in large part to EGPAF, pediatric AIDS has been virtually eliminated in the United States.
The MAXIMUS Foundation is a proud supporter of organizations around the globe and commends EGPAF on its quarter-century of service. To learn more about EGPAF you can click here, and you can read about its 25th year anniversary celebration here.