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U.S. Global AIDS Efforts to Help Orphans & Vulnerable Children

U.S. Global AIDS Efforts to Help Orphans & Vulnerable Children

On June 26, the Kaiser Family Foundation held a briefing examining the role and policies of the U.S. government and faith-based organizations in helping children orphaned or made vulnerable by the AIDS epidemic. The event featured John Donnelly, global health journalist with GlobalPost and author of the forthcoming book, A Twist of Faith:  An American Christian’s Quest to Help Orphans in Africa, which provides a perspective on efforts by faith-based groups to effectively help improve the lives of vulnerable children in Africa.

The briefing included a panel discussion examining the role of the U.S. government and faith-based organizations in helping orphans and vulnerable children, as well as issues raised by the book. Panelists included:

  • Nicole Behnam, Senior Technical Advisor for Orphans and Vulnerable Children, Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator
  • John Donnelly, Global Health Journalist, GlobalPost
  • Charles Lyons, President and CEO, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
  • Pauline Muchina, Senior Partnership Adviser, UNAIDS
  • David Nixon, Jr., President, The NOAH Project
  • Jen Kates (Moderator), Vice President and Director, Global Health & HIV Policy, Kaiser Family Foundation

Event Date

Jun 26, 2012



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