One June 26th members of the OVC researchers, policy makers, advocates, and journalists gathered in Washington DC for U.S. Global AIDS Effort to Help Orphans and Vulnerable Children, a briefing hosted by the Kaiser Family Foundation. This event included a range of panelists from non-profit and US government organizations who discussed the role of both the U.S. government and faith-based groups in supporting African orphans and vulnerable children.
John Donnelly, a panelist at this briefing and global health journalist with GlobalPost, noted that faith based group are one of the largest source of remittances and donations to OVC worldwide. Donnelly explores the role of faith-based groups in the African OVC crisis in his forthcoming book: A Twist of Faith: An American Christian’s Quest to Help Orphans in Africa.
Panelists at this event 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
To learn more about this event, please visit: globalhealth.kff.org/Multimedia/2012/June/26/gh062612video.aspxgg