Posts Categorized: China

#Girlpower shines on the International Day of the Girl Child

Girls and young women are the future of tomorrow. Despite the incalculable obstacles they often face in daily life, such as discrimination, abuse and discouragement from pursuing their dreams, many find the strength to persevere and succeed. To celebrate and empower girls and young women to embrace their aspirations and take charge of their health,…

Neighbors to China: Be Generous on AIDS!

Last month, advocates in Nepal and Cambodia kept pressure on China with meetings and demonstrations to urge the economic superpower to contribute more to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The latest appeal was part of AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s (AHF)  “Fund the Fund” (FTF) campaign, which was launched in 2016 to prompt…

The Lancet Book Review: “Anyone Can Absolutely Change The World”

The Lancet, one of the oldest and best known medical journals in the world, recently published in its June issue a book review (PDF) of Righteous Rebels, the story of AHF’s bold history of activism.  Written by award-winning journalist Patrick Range McDonald, Righteous Rebels chronicles AHF’s unlikely rise from a feisty grassroots organization during the 1980s AIDS crisis in Los Angeles…

AHF-supported School in China Graduates First Class

Hu Zetao, a teenage boy from Linfen, China is among the students of the first graduating class at the Red Ribbon boarding school for HIV positive children. Hu was born with HIV and has spent the past 11 years at the school, which cares for and shelters children shunned and abandoned by their communities because…

AHF China Summits Great Wall for 30th Anniversary

Staff from AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) China ventured to the top of the Great Wall’s Jiankou section to commemorate AHF’s 30 years of providing patient-centered care and lifesaving treatment to those affected by HIV/AIDS around the world. The group chose one of the most dangerous and unique sections of the Wall in Beijing to symbolize…

AHF China Helps Educate and Raise Awareness on World TB Day   

More than 300 HIV/AIDS medical practitioners from numerous project sites in China coordinated efforts for World TB Day 2017. The theme for this year’s commemoration was “Stop TB & HIV Co-infection.” To bring attention to TB and HIV co-infected patients, AHF China drafted press releases for distribution across practitioners’ and project sites’ WeChat (China’s top…

“Love and Medicine” Prescribed to Wipe Out Discrimination

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) China collaborated with local, national and international organizations to open the “Love and Medicine” art exhibit in Beijing on March 1. The event marked the fourth Zero Discrimination Day, which was established to address HIV/AIDS stigma. AHF China coordinated with UNAIDS China, the National Center for STD Control and CDC China…

AHF “Fund the Fund” Advocates Demonstrate to Urge Chinese Action

“Fund the Fund” advocates from AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) and other partner organizations gathered at the Chinese Embassy in Washington D.C. on Jan. 28 to protest China’s failure to donate their fair share to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.   During the Fund’s most recent Replenishment Round last September, donor countries and organizations assembled in…

AHF Lauds Donors for Pledging $13 Billion to the Global Fund

AHF now invites China to pledge $100 million to the Fund MONTREAL, CANADA (September 18, 2016) AHF today applauded the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) and donor countries for reaching the fundraising target of $13 billion for the Fifth Replenishment Round, which will fund lifesaving treatment and prevention programs for millions…

China Adopts Test & Treat

China has officially adopted the Test and Treat approach as a national policy. Now, any HIV positive person will be able to access lifesaving antiretroviral treatment (ART) regardless of CD4 count. “This is a very important milestone to stop HIV in China,” said Dr. Yugang Bao, AHF Asia Deputy Bureau Chief. “We are happy to…