Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation Announces Winner of International Leadership Award
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Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation Announces Winner of International Leadership Award

Cape Town : South Africa | Feb 28, 2011 at 4:29 PM PST
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Foundation Announces Winner of International Leadership Award Grant to Focus on Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV in South Africa Dr. Myer's research will help drive innovative new strategies to deliver antiretroviral medicines to HIV-positive, pregnant women in his native South Africa. Dr. Landon Myer of the University of Cape Town, South Africa, is the Foundation's 2011 International Leadership Award (ILA) recipient...This year's ILA award is generously funded by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation ( http://www.SNF.org ), an international philanthropic organization that makes grants in the areas of arts and culture, education, health and medicine, and social welfare...Ultimately, this will more effectively reduce the risk of transmission of HIV from mother to child, while promoting the health of both. The ILA grant will fund Dr. Myer's project in the community of Gugulethu, outside Cape Town, South Africa, where in 2009, HIV prevalence was 28% among pregnant women attending antenatal services. HIV-positive women in Gugulethu who are in need of treatment, and to develop, model, and test different strategies for overcoming these barriers...Dr. Myer is an epidemiologist based at the School of Public Health & Family Medicine and the Desmond Tutu HIV Centre at the University of Cape Town...Foundation has provided more than $5.2 million in grants to 13 award recipients from nine countries...The Foundation works at more than 5,100 sites in 17 countries to implement prevention, care, and treatment services; to further advance innovative research; and to execute strategic and targeted global advocacy activities in order to bring dramatic change to the lives of millions of women, children, and families worldwide. ### Contact We're here to help.

 
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