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Making the Children of Key Populations a Priority for Equitable Development

Posted by on Nov 30, 2016 in News | Comments Off on Making the Children of Key Populations a Priority for Equitable Development

Recently, Lisa Bohmer and Noreen Huni, Coalition Chair and Co-chair, authored a blog on the Huffington Post highlighting the challenges facing children of key HIV and AIDS affected populations.  Allow me to introduce you to a young, HIV positive mother—we’ll call her “Sarah”—in South Africa. Sarah is living in extreme poverty. To ensure her child has food and shelter, she is a sex worker, likely how she contracted the disease. Forced with the untenable choice of providing either food or childcare—she cannot afford both—she locks her baby in the house while she works. She is...

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Front Stage: Putting Children in the Spotlight in the Fight Against HIV and AIDS

Posted by on Oct 21, 2016 in News, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Front Stage: Putting Children in the Spotlight in the Fight Against HIV and AIDS

Coalition Chair, Lisa Bohmer recently published an op-ed in the Huffington Post calling for a greater focus on treatment, prevention, care and support for children in the global fight against HIV and AIDS. Front Stage: Putting Children in the Spotlight in the Fight Against HIV and AIDS   In Hollywood, adult actors are warned not to be upstaged by their child co-stars who nearly universally steal the show. When the setting is the global HIV and AIDS response, however, adults get the lion’s share of attention. Shining a brighter spotlight on children would better ensure a happy ending to...

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Coalition Announces New Manager

Posted by on Sep 23, 2016 in News | Comments Off on Coalition Announces New Manager

CORINNA CSAKY JOINS THE COALITION FOR CHILDREN AFFECTED BY AIDS LOS ANGELES, CA., September 23, 2016 – The Coalition for Children Affected by AIDS (the Coalition) is very pleased to announce its new manager, Corinna Csáky. Corinna brings a strong portfolio of both passion and skill related to children’s issues, policy and advocacy, and managing global networks. Prior to joining the Coalition, Ms. Csáky worked as an Adviser for the UK Department for International Development and as Global Adviser on Child Protection for Save the Children. She has also served as the Head of Advocacy...

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A Message from Graça Machel

Posted by on Jul 15, 2016 in News | Comments Off on A Message from Graça Machel

The symposium, Children and HIV: Equity Now! Reaching all Children in the Epidemic, was kicked off today with opening remarks from Graça Machel, the Founder and Chair of the Board for the Graça Machel Trust. Over the next two exciting days, service providers, donors, researchers, advocates and policy leaders will debate and explore emerging evidence and promising programs, and identify the issues and the children who most need our support. Follow @childrenandHIV  to stay up to date and use #ReachAllChildren to join the conversation...

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EQUITY Special Issue: A Summary

Posted by on Jul 14, 2016 in News | Comments Off on EQUITY Special Issue: A Summary

We are pleased to bring you this AIDS Care Special Issue: Equity Supplement. For your convenience, we have developed summaries for the research articles contained in this issue.   Promoting uptake of child HIV testing: An evaluation of the role of a home visiting program for orphans and vulnerable children in South Africa Thurman et al. Population: Orphans and Vulnerable Children Topic/Key Words: HIV counseling and testing (HCT); community-based initiatives Geographic Region: South Africa, Peri-Urban The Research Need: HIV counseling and testing (HCT) is critical for children as they...

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Webinar: Social Protection, Economic Empowerment, and ART Adherence among Adolescents Living with HIV

Posted by on Jun 16, 2016 in News | Comments Off on Webinar: Social Protection, Economic Empowerment, and ART Adherence among Adolescents Living with HIV

There is new evidence available examining the potential protective links between social protection, prevention, economic opportunities, and ART adherence among adolescents living with HIV. Two international researchers shared their preliminary results emerging from studies in South Africa and Uganda, detailing different pathways that uncover the connections between economic opportunities, “cash + care” social protection, and HIV treatment outcomes among adolescents living with HIV. Webinar: Social Protection, Economic Empowerment, and ART Adherence among Adolescents Living with HIV from...

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