Navigation Links
Ford Foundation Commits $250,000 to Support HIV/AIDS Services in Haiti
Date:1/27/2010

NEW YORK, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Ford Foundation today announced a $250,000 grant to the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), a global health-focused non-profit started by former President William J. Clinton in 2002. The grant will ensure the continuation of HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention services in Haiti in the aftermath of the devastating January 12 earthquake.

Haiti has one of the highest HIV infection rates outside sub-Saharan Africa, and tens of thousands of Haitian men, women and children are currently without access to reliable care and facilities. These funds will help organizations on the ground provide treatments and services that are specially suited to crisis conditions.

"HIV was a crisis in Haiti before the earthquake," said Luis Ubinas, president of the Ford Foundation. "It is essential that HIV treatment is integrated into the crisis response. Emerging from this tragedy we have an opportunity, and a responsibility, to help build a strong and effective system of prevention and treatment that endures for the future."

The Ford Foundation, through its Global Initiative on HIV/AIDS, last year partnered with CHAI and an array of local and international service providers based in Haiti and other Caribbean nations in an effort to strengthen HIV/AIDS strategy and implementation in the region. This latest grant reflects Ford's ongoing commitment to improving the lives and opportunities of those living with HIV/AIDS.

The Ford Foundation is an independent, nonprofit grant-making organization. For more than half a century it has worked with courageous people on the frontlines of social change worldwide, guided by its mission to strengthen democratic values, reduce poverty and injustice, promote international cooperation, and advance human achievement. With headquarters in New York, the foundation has offices in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.

SOURCE Ford Foundation

RELATED LINKS
http://www.fordfoundation.org/

'/>"/>

SOURCE Ford Foundation
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Lefkowitz, BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Biomedicine
2. Starr International Foundation Gives $1 Million To Earthquake Relief Effort In Haiti
3. Immune Deficiency Foundation Praises ACHDNC Recommendation for SCID Screening in Newborns
4. Patient Advocate Foundation Welcomes Former NASCAR Team Executive as New Executive Vice President of National Partnerships
5. Virginia-Based Patient Advocate Foundation Welcomes Former NASCAR Team Executive as New Executive Vice President of National Partnerships
6. Anthem Blue Cross Partners With California Regional Hospital Associations and The National Health Foundation To Launch an Historic Three-Year Statewide Patient Safety Collaborative
7. Regence Foundation Donates $50,000 to Aid Haiti Relief Efforts
8. Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Volunteer to Carry Torch for Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games
9. Lupus Foundation of America Collaborates with Federal Agencies and the U.S. Surgeon Generals Office to Expand Medical Education on Lupus
10. Update from Haiti: United Nations Foundation Vice President for Global Health Delivers Medical Supplies in Port-au-Prince
11. Update from Haiti: United Nations Foundation Vice President for Global Health Delivers Medical Supplies in Port-au-Prince
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/28/2017)... ... April 28, 2017 , ... The National Campaign ... for the Access to Contraception for Women Servicemembers and Dependents Act of 2017. ... (D-CA), will help to ensure that all members of the Armed Forces receive ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... ... , ... It's not always common knowledge whether or not a certain sickness ... to whether or not they are contagious, and most people don't know the answer ... took a look into the matter. , They discovered that the main reason ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... UT (PRWEB) , ... April 28, 2017 , ... Beginning ... some of their formulas. This begins with the popular ClearLungs Extra Strength formula. To ... be changing the formula in the following ways:, , Removal ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... ... April 28, 2017 , ... Getting enough sleep affects much more than energy – it ... 19 hours without sleep can compromise motor reaction time, which can increase the risk of ... is sharing the following tips from the NSF to help you sleep better and feel ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... ... April 28, 2017 , ... Date aired: April ... “Computers are everywhere and they’re here to stay,” said Sharon Kleyne on her ... Your Health on Voice America sponsored by Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®. So she was ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/19/2017)... April 19, 2017  IRIDEX Corporation (Nasdaq: ... results for the first quarter 2017 after the close ... management team will host a corresponding conference call beginning ... Investors interested in listening to the conference call ... callers or (703) 326-3030 for international callers, using conference ...
(Date:4/19/2017)... 2017 The Global Effective Microorganisms (EM) ... report has covered and analysed the potential of Global Effective ... size, shares and growth factors. The report identifies and analyses ... in the global market. ... Browse 152 Tables and Figures, 6 Major Company Profiles, spread ...
(Date:4/19/2017)... , April 19, 2017  Novartis today ... the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) ... that 58% of patients with treatment-naïve severe aplastic ... when treated with eltrombopag at the initiation of ... The study evaluated three sequential treatment groups, or ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: