Posts tagged PEPFAR
Posts tagged PEPFAR
In honor of World AIDS Day, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton recently unveiled the PEPFAR Blueprint for Creating an AIDS-Free Generation and our Volunteers are playing a key role in this initiative!
Learn more about it at www.pepfar.gov
Peace Corps Volunteers work with PEPFAR (the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief) around the world to bring about the reality of an AIDS-Free Generation. Check out this infographic to learn more about PEPFAR
The Peace Corps, the U.S. Presidents’ Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), and the Global Health Service Corps are launching an innovative public-private partnership to place nurses, physicians and other health professionals as adjunct faculty in medical or nursing schools overseas. The Global Health Service Partnership (GHSP) will address health professional shortages by investing in capacity and building support for existing medical and nursing education programs in less developed countries. The new program is expected to begin in Tanzania, Malawi and Uganda in July 2013. Participants will serve in the Peace Corps Response program for one-year assignments.
This was taken in Guyana, South America. It was part of a PEPFAR grant I was able to garnish alongside two other Volunteers. We did a puppet show campaign targeting primary and secondary schools with the message about HIV/AIDS with education as well as anti-discriminatory content. The puppet show was performed by local secondary school health club students. The student in the photo is named Janelle. - Peace Corps Volunteer Kristen Konkol
Warren W. Buckingham III is the director of our Office of AIDS Relief. Diagnosed with HIV 26 years ago, he has spent his career playing a critical role in fighting AIDS domestically and globally, working for PEPFAR and speaking publicly about living with the disease. Learn more about him and the state of AIDS in Africa in this interview from the Science Speaks series on 30 years of AIDS.