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Malawian Doctor Selected as Foundation’s 2009 International Leadership Award Recipient

La EstelianaGrant Will Support Improvement of Maternal and Child HIV Prevention,
Care and Treatment Programs in Malawi

Cape Town, South Africa – The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, a worldwide leader in the fight to eradicate pediatric HIV/AIDS, announced Dr. Agnes Moses, a medical doctor from Malawi , as the 2009 International Leadership Award (ILA) recipient. The announcement of the award comes during the 2009 International AIDS Society (IAS) conference, held this year in Cape Town , South Africa .

Dr. Moses has played a key role in the design and implementation of many of Malawi ’s PMTCT programs. Foundation Vice President of Research Dr. Laura Guay congratulated Dr. Moses, saying, “As a physician who has devoted her career to the care and treatment of women and children living with HIV, Dr. Moses has a clear understanding of the challenges of implementation and integration of HIV services within the health care system. We’re excited that Dr. Moses is part of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation’s growing family of scientists, researchers, clinicians, and implementers working to create a generation free of HIV.”

Created in 2002, the International Leadership Award (ILA) supports physicians and scientists worldwide who have the training and potential to develop pediatric HIV programs, but lack the financial resources to do so. These awardees are involved in mentoring, initiating, and improving services, as well as providing support to host governments and implementing research, evaluation, and training initiatives. To date, the ILA has provided nearly $6 million in awards. The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation received 50 letters of intent for this year’s award, funded generously by Jewelers for Children (JFC), a long-time supporter of the Foundation.

Dr. Moses will receive funding over a three-year period for a project aimed at improving the effectiveness of prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT), and improving maternal and infant HIV diagnosis, care, treatment, and support in Lilongwe District of Malawi. The project will train three key individuals (one general physician, one nurse, one laboratory technician) to serve as trainers and implementers of the PMTCT program at Bwaila Hospital , the PMTCT center of excellence in Lilongwe District. Following evaluation of the program, successful components will be implemented in collaboration with the Ministry of Health at additional sites, starting with Lilongwe District and then expanding nationwide. Bwaila Hospital will continue to serve as a training center for new personnel as PMTCT services expand to additional health centers.

As the industry’s charity, JFC is generously supported by those who create and sell fine jewelry and watches. Manufacturers, retail jewelers, trade associations, watch companies and those who provide professional services to the jewelry industry have united on behalf of children. Since 1999, JFC has invested more than $30 million in special programs to reach children whose lives have been devastated by illness or life-threatening abuse and neglect. JFC’s partnership with the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation spans more than a decade and includes support of previous ILAs.

For more information on Dr. Moses and previous awardees, visit http://www.pedaids.org/GrantsandAwards/Awards/International-Leadership-Award.aspx.

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About the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
For the past twenty years, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation has been a worldwide leader in the fight against pediatric AIDS. Its innovative research programs, collaborative training initiatives, advocacy efforts, and rapidly expanding international prevention and treatment programs are bringing dramatic changes to the lives of children worldwide.

La vigilancia del poder: autores y editores del periodismo de investigación en América Latina

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6 de agosto de 2009. Actividades de la FNPI, Noticia destacada
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Los días 20, 21 y 22 de agosto, dentro de la Feria Internacional del Libro de Bogotá, se realizará el seminario “La vigilancia del poder: autores y editores del periodismo de investigación” que busca reconocer a quienes hoy hacen un periodismo basado en la investigación a profundidad, el análisis crítico y la vigilancia de las actuaciones del poder. Destacados periodistas de Latinoamérica estarán presentes (Ver listado de participantes confirmados).
El seminario contará con sesiones cerradas en las que se busca crear las condiciones para debatir los temas, retos y proyectos del periodismo de investigación en el continente. Los temas que se resaltan de estas sesiones cerradas son:

- Los retos del periodismo de investigación en la coyuntura política actual de América Latina
- El papel del periodismo frente a la guerra sucia y los poderes ilegales
- Periodismo de investigación, nuevas tecnologías y herramientas de acceso a la información
- La vigilancia del poder económico y financiero
- La financiación del periodismo de investigación
- Las organizaciones que apoyan el periodismo de investigación y sus proyectos
Las memorias y conclusiones de estas mesas serán editadas y publicadas en versión digital e impresa.

Cada tarde se contará con sesiones abiertas al público, los temas seleccionados para estos paneles son:
- Así gobiernan los presidentes: reportajes y perfiles del poder ejecutivo en América Latina
- Empresarios al banquillo: libros periodísticos sobre el poder económico en América Latina
- Historias de guerra y mafia: investigaciones periodísticas sobre los poderes ilegales y sus víctimas
- Libros que denuncian: investigaciones periodísticas sobre violaciones a los derechos humanos
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