Health
 Lesotho
Project #7088

Prevent HIV and Eliminate Pediatric AIDS

by Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

Summary

Working with the Government of Lesotho and USAID, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is ensuring access to HIV services and accelerating steps toward the elimination of pediatric AIDS.
$50,000
total goal
$32,887
remaining
258
donors
0
monthly donors
5
years active

Challenge

Lesotho has one of the highest rates of HIV prevalence in the world. Coupled with its complex and difficult landscape, it is incredibly challenging to reach remote communities of children, women, and families, in need of HIV prevention, care, and treatment services.

Solution

Local pony riders of Lesotho are playing an integral role in the Foundationas HIV prevention, care, and treatment initiatives. Couriers traverse rugged terrain on horseback to transport blood samples and medicines in areas otherwise unreachable.

Long-Term Impact

The pony program, and other creative innovations devised by the Foundation and its partners, are increasing access to HIV services, and ultimately supporting the elimination of pediatric AIDS in the countries hardest hit by the AIDS epidemic.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.pedaids.org
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
The Foundation's Programs in Lesotho
ABC's 20/​20 Highlights Foundation Work in Lesotho
Lesotho Story of Hope: Potso

Organization Information

Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

Location: Washington, DC - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.pedaids.org/​
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
Project Leader:
Katie Cunningham
Corporate Partnerships Officer
Washington, DC United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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