Wall Street Journal Reports on Impact of Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
October 20, 2010
The Wall Street Journal reports on the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, and a couple who has benefited from its services. Noting that nearly 1,200 children worldwide are infected with HIV each day, the Wall Street Journal writes, "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, triple the percentage from three years ago, the foundation says. One in four of those women receive medications from a foundation-supported program." The article also examines the foundation's work to increase the number of drugs labeled for use in children. The profiled couple, Bill and Susan Belfiore, adopted four HIV-positive toddlers in from Romania 1991 and, after getting help from the foundation, have "given or raised more than half a million dollars" for its services (Banjo, 10/19).
This article was provided by Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. It is a part of the publication Kaiser Daily Global Health Policy Report. Visit the Kaiser Family Foundation's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.
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