Advocates like you were instrumental in making sure this program continued. Will you use your voice once more to thank Congress for moving to reauthorize PEPFAR?
Since it began in 2003, the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, or PEPFAR, has had bipartisan support and made big strides against HIV/AIDS.
The program is helping Rwandans stay healthy and preventing significant future health expenses by the population as well as the government.
For #ThrowBackThursday we are sharing a post with you from 1995. Steve Reynolds, now World Vision’s Director of Advocacy Mobilization, brought to life Moe Moe’s struggle with polio in Myanmar. This was just three years after global leaders pledged to eradicate polio by 2000. Though this goal was not fully met, polio has been reduced … Read More
URGENT: On Friday, February 9, a budget deal was signed that has the potential to result in deep cuts for foreign assistance programs depending on how funds are allocated. This would include PEPFAR, a program responsible for 2.2 million babies being born HIV-free, and so much more. Decisions will be made mid-February, one quick phone call … Read More
As a girl growing up in Zeeland, Michigan, I had a lot of dreams about what my future might look like. There were the immediate dreams (making the basketball team, getting all A’s) and the future dreams (going to college, finding a great career, having a family). Some of those dreams were realized, and others … Read More
It was one of those hot, sweltering days in one of the countries in Africa when all you really wanted to do was sit in the shade and sip a cool drink. We were in a tiny village in Malawi in 2002, and we could not have been at a more somber event – the … Read More
Today marks the beginning of World Immunization Week and tomorrow is World Malaria Day. If you are like me, you likely notice that there is a day for almost everything and that nearly everything has a day. Between now and the end of April there is also ‘Hug a Plumber Day,’ ‘National Blueberry Pie Day,’ … Read More
April 2-8 is World Health Workers Week. Celebrating health workers goes beyond doctors and nurses – there is a whole community of workers and volunteers around the globe who are critical to reaching people in the hardest to reach places. Last summer in Kenya I was a part of a group visiting the county’s health … Read More
I vaguely remember the rise of HIV/AIDS in the 1980s. I can recall hearing stories of disease and death, but not really understanding what that meant—the devastation this horrible disease was causing families and communities. I don’t think the disease became even a little bit real to me until I saw the television movie “The … Read More