Global Community Must Sustain Momentum In Efforts To End Mother-To-Child HIV Transmission
Huffington Post: Counting Down to Zero: Progress in Ending Mother-to-Child Transmission
Chip Lyons, president and CEO of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation; Alanna Levine, pediatrician and spokesperson at the American Academy of Pediatrics; and Alice Lin Fabiano, director of worldwide corporate contributions at Johnson & Johnson
“…The beginning of the end of AIDS starts with eliminating mother-to-child transmission of HIV. The collaboration around mechanisms like the MDGs and the Global Plan [Towards the Elimination of New HIV Infections Among Children by 2015 and Keeping Their Mothers Alive] have shown what is possible when a group of varied stakeholders come together to address one of the most critical issues of our time. But we have not yet reached our goal. … Although last week’s announcement [by UNAIDS highlighting progress made in meeting the MDGs related to HIV/AIDS] is an opportunity to reflect on our progress, we cannot pause even for a moment in our efforts to end mother-to-child-transmission and to keep mothers healthy. We must continue to fight until no child has AIDS” (7/22).