Born Free of HIV in West Africa

 
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  • Born Free of HIV in West Africa posted a progress report
    World AIDS day and beyond
    By - Eliza Squibb - Executive Director
    I wanted to take a moment to share our current statistics with you. This year, GAIA is celebrating ten years of HIV prevention in Mali. Ten years ago, we opened "Chez Rosalie", our mother to child transmission prevention program at the Hope Center Clinic, and since then, 12,639 expecting mothers have walked through the...
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  • Born Free of HIV in West Africa has received 1 donation
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  • Born Free of HIV in West Africa posted a progress report
    We are raising teachers
    By - Eliza Squibb - Executive Director
      "Cet enfant que vous voyez n’a rien par ce que j’ai commencé à prendre des medicaments au cours de la grossesse." "This child that you see on my lap is HIV free because I learned to take medication duing my pregnancy", an HIV+ patient in a pink dress explained to me at the Hope Center...
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  • Born Free of HIV in West Africa has received 1 donation
    • 5 months ago
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  • Born Free of HIV in West Africa posted a progress report
    New challenge
    By - Eliza Squibb - Executive Director
    Writing to you from Bamako, Mali, I can tell you of a surprise we encountered when we visited the Hope Center Clinic: Many of our HIV+ patients are pregnant! Yes, our Mother to Children Transmission Prevention program (MTCTP or PTME in French) is so reliable, with it's 100% HIV free birthrate, our patients are confidently...
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  • Born Free of HIV in West Africa has made updates to their project page.
    • 8 months ago
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  • Born Free of HIV in West Africa has made updates to their project page.
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  • Born Free of HIV in West Africa has received 1 donation
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  • Born Free of HIV in West Africa has been reactived and is now accepting donations again.
    • 9 months ago
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  • Born Free of HIV in West Africa has been reactived and is now accepting donations again.
    • 9 months ago
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  • Born Free of HIV in West Africa posted a progress report
    A critical moment for Mali
    By - Eliza Squibb - Executive Director
    Due to political conflict during the past 2 years over 350,000 Malians have fled their home. Some refugees crossed boreders into neighboring countries, while many remained as IDPs, internatally deplaced people. Malians who settled in Bamako after fleeing from violence in the North have had to face many...
    • 9 months ago
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  • Born Free of HIV in West Africa has received 1 donation
    • 9 months ago
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  • Born Free of HIV in West Africa has received 2 donations
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  • Born Free of HIV in West Africa has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.
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  • Born Free of HIV in West Africa posted a progress report
    A vulnerable sector of the Malian population
    By - Mali Rochas - Executive Director
    GAIA Vaccine Foundation is launching a new program which is primarily focused on HIV prevention, HIV testing and access to care for the most vulnerable sector of the Malian population – young women and men, especially teenagers. The decision to focus on youth follows an evaluation of the impact of our programs that...
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  • Born Free of HIV in West Africa has received 6 donations
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  • Born Free of HIV in West Africa posted a progress report
    Mother To Child Transmission Program Evaluation
    By - Mali Rochas - Executive Director
    GAIA VF conducted a six-year retrospective assessment of its Mother To Child Transmission Program to evaluate its efficacy in preventing pediatric infections and providing services and support to HIV-positive women. Doctors and volunteers reviewed the maternity clinic’s patient charts to identify HIV-positive women...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Born Free of HIV in West Africa posted a progress report
    Ongoing programs despite civil unrest in Bamako
    By - Mali Rochas - Executive Director
    As you know, a military coup took place in March 2012, and there is ongoing civil unrest in Bamako. The US embassy remains open, but Peace Corps volunteers have been withdrawn. Accordingly, we have reduced our own presence in Bamako to the minimum; however, we remain committed to continuing support of access to HIV care at...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Born Free of HIV in West Africa posted a progress report
    Over 10,000 pregnant women screened!
    By - Mali Rochas - Executive Director
    Our “Prevention from Mother to Child Transmission” (PMTCT) activities enroll the largest amount of HIV+ patients at the clinic in Mali, and it is one of GAIA’s major programs. To date and with your support, we have screened over 10,000 pregnant women since the program was launched!  We also completed...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Born Free of HIV in West Africa has received 39 donations
    • 3 years ago
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  • Born Free of HIV in West Africa has made updates to their project page.
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  • Born Free of HIV in West Africa posted a progress report
    2011 World AIDS Day Update
    By - Mali Rochas - Executive Director
    In the business world, people talk about “Return on Investment” or “ROI”. What’s that mean? Well, usually hat it means – what’s the reward for the funds we invest. At GAIA Vaccine Foundation, our ROI can be measured in smiles, in healthy babies who do not have HIV infection, in...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Born Free of HIV in West Africa posted a progress report
    Summer update
    By - Dr Anne De Groot - Founder and Scientific Director
    Thirty years after the first report about HIV, what can each of us say that we have done to stop AIDS? As you are a supporter of the GAIA Vaccine Foundation you know the answer – quite a lot! Research on the GAIA HIV vaccine continues in parallel with the National Institutes of Health-supported collaboration...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Born Free of HIV in West Africa posted a progress report
    New maternity ward and program assessment
    By - Mali Rochas - Executive Director
    With your support GAIA has completed the renovation of its maternity ward! See pictures attached and glow with pride! We raised sufficient funds to build two new delivery rooms, replace the tiles and paint the walls. We hope that this will improve our ability to provide care and strengthen the good rapport between the...
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  • Born Free of HIV in West Africa has received 8 donations
    • 4 years ago
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  • Born Free of HIV in West Africa posted a progress report
    World AIDS Day 2010 Update!
    By - Anne de Groot - Founder and Scientific Director
    Good news from West Africa! Your favorite HIV prevention organization has successfully completed its second year of improving access to HIV care. With your support, GAIA has improved access to care for more than 45,000 Malians at the GAIA community-based clinic, the Hope Center Clinic in Sikoro, Mali.Slowly but steadily,...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Born Free of HIV in West Africa posted a progress report
    An impact so easy to see, there's no need for words
    By - Andrew Meaux - In-the-Field Traveler
    When originally planning for the trip to West Africa I was at first a bit apprehensive of site visits in French. I've only studied the language for a year and I feared I might not be able to understand the organization's work or get a good sense of their impact if the visit was entirely in French. Meeting with GAIA...
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  • Born Free of HIV in West Africa has been approved to be on GlobalGiving!
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Project Leader

Anne De Groot

Founder and Scientific Director
Providence, ri United States

Where is this project located?

Mali   Health
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