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Pamela W. Barnes

Entries by Pamela W. Barnes

The Best Investment in Global Women's Health

(2) Comments | Posted March 8, 2011 | 11:48 AM

Around the globe, from Cape Town to Kathmandu, from Manila to Mexico City, millions will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day on March 8 -- a day to honor the achievements made by and for women. Looking at this milestone through a global health lens, we see...

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The Five Steps to Achieving MDG 5 and Saving Mothers' Lives

(0) Comments | Posted September 20, 2010 | 5:08 PM

This week, the world's leaders will descend on New York City for a perfect storm of high-level events, including the United Nations Summit on the Millennium Development Goals. Millennium Development Goal No. 5 (MDG 5) -- improve maternal health -- will be top of mind. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon...

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Women Unite to Achieve the Millennium Development Goals

(0) Comments | Posted September 24, 2009 | 7:15 PM

As the CEO of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, I was honored to attend the Important Dinner for Women last night in New York City. Co-hosted by Wendi Murdoch, Queen Rania of Jordan, and Indra Nooyi, CEO of PepsiCo, this event brought together hundreds of women from around the...

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Leading the Way Toward a Generation Free of HIV

(1) Comments | Posted December 1, 2008 | 2:02 PM

This year's World AIDS Day theme is leadership. Why is leadership important in the fight against pediatric AIDS?

World AIDS Day (December 1) was first observed 20 years ago in 1988, and we've made tremendous progress in those two decades. We now know how to prevent babies from contracting...

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AIDS Walk Africa: The Journey of a Lifetime

(0) Comments | Posted February 28, 2008 | 5:09 PM

As president and CEO of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, I travel to Africa frequently. Every trip is unique and memorable in its own way, but the trip I look forward to the most each year is AIDS Walk Africa - the first Foundation fundraiser on African soil....

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Discrimination Against Kids With HIV: A Thing of the Past?

(2) Comments | Posted July 10, 2007 | 4:02 PM

I was saddened and outraged today to read a news story about a 2-year-old boy banned from a pool because he is HIV-positive. It brought back memories of a painful chapter in our country's history, when children, like Ryan White, were barred from school because they were living with the...

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