Press

UNAIDS Zero Discrimination Day
Buzzfeed
February 2015

Read this op-ed by GAIA staffers Mark Buchsieb and Alice Bvumbwe about UNAID’s Zero Discrimination Day, and fighting discrimination in Malawi and the U.S.

Committing to the End of AIDS
Huffington Post
February 2015

Read this op-ed by Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation Managing Director Joel Goldman and GAIA CEO Todd Schafer about a recent visit to UNAIDS and our work helping to end AIDS.

Ending HIV in Our Lifetime
Marin Independent Journal
December 2014

Read this op-ed by GAIA Volunteer Erin Fish about the AIDS crisis in Malawi and GAIA’s new short film, “The Far End of the Road.”

Live from Africa at the heart of the AIDS fight
Pasadena Star-News
July 2014

Read this op-ed by GAIA Global Ambassador and renowned actress Jane Kaczmarek about the AIDS epidemic in Malawi and her trip to see GAIA Villages, Mobile Health Clinics and Nursing Scholars.

GAIA Announces the Launch of the Dr. Don Thomas Family & Dr. Charles Wilson Mobile Health Clinics

July 2014

Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance (GAIA), a San Francisco Bay Area non-profit organization providing basic health services in AIDS stricken rural communities in Africa, today launches two new mobile health clinics in Malawi’s Phalombe District, population 350,000.

Press release for Dr. Don Thomas Family Clinic here.
Press release for Dr. Charles Wilson Clinic here.

Nursing Graduates Now Opting for District Hospitals

The Nation
March 2014

Read this article about the recent inaguaration of GAIA’s Nursing Scholars in Malawi, and the importance of GAIA’s work in educating and retaining nurses, helping to build healthcare capacity in Malawi.

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World AIDS Day: Why Care?

Marin Independent Journal
March 2014

Read this article by GAIA Director of Development & Administration Amy Rankin-Williams, about a Malawian woman named Janice and why we should continue to care about AIDS.

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Trinity Outreach Group Travels to Malawi

The Princeton Sun
October 2012

Read this article about GAIA supporters from the Trinity Church in Princeton, New Jersey highlighting their recent trip to Malawi and their three-year commitment to support GAIA.

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AIDS: The Patient and the Brave

Marin Independent Journal
December 2011

Read this op-ed published in the Marin Indepent Journal and authored by Co-Founder and President Emeritus Dr. Bill Rankin on World AIDS Day. Rankin tells the stories of the “patient and the brave” fighting HIV/AIDS in Malawi. Read the article.

Another 30 Years of AIDS?

CNN.com
November 2011

Read this op-ed co-authored by GAIA CEO Todd Schafer and featured on CNN.com here.

Bill Rankin honored for pioneering AIDS ministry

Episcopal News Service

Co-founder and President Emeritus of GAIA is lauded for work in Malawi. Read the full article by Laurie Hunter here.

AIDS: The Struggle Continues

UCSF Today

Ellen S. Schell, RN, PhD, director of International Programs for the Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance and an associate adjunct professor in the UCSF School of Nursing, reflects on the 30-year battle against HIV/AIDS in this perspective. Read the article.

Doctor’s Perspective: Pioneer Urges Fresh Efforts

Financial Times

This opinion piece published in London’s Financial Times was written by GAIA Trustee Dr. Michael Gottlieb in honor of World AIDS Day. Dr. Gottlieb authored the first report to the CDC in 1981 identifying the virus later known as AIDS. Read more.

Using Mobile Clinics to Deliver HIV Testing and Other Basic Health Services in Rural Malawi

Journal of Rural & Remote Health

This article published in the Journal of Rural and Remote Health features the work of GAIA’s Elizabeth Taylor Mobile Health Clinics in Malawi. Read more.

Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Honors Bill Rankin

Pasadena Now

Rankin co-founded GAIA in 2000 with UCSF neurosurgeon Dr. Charlie Wilson to provide health care relief to the impoverished African country of Malawi. Read the full article.

Building the Malawi Nursing Workforce in Malawi

American Journal of Nursing

Helping a developing African country solve its nursing shortage. GAIA is the focus of this article published by the American Journal of Nursing and co-authored by GAIA staff. Read more.

The View from Here: Dr. Michael Gottlieb & Dr. Paul Volberding

San Francisco AIDS Foundation

An interview featuring GAIA Medical Advisory Board member Dr. Volberding and GAIA Trustee Dr. Gottilieb. Dr. Michael Gottlieb authored the first report to the CDC in 1981 identifying virus that would be known as AIDS, and Dr. Paul Volberding started the nation’s first program dedicated to treating HIV at San Francisco General Hospital. Read more.

Village by Village: A Garden Party for Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance

Marin Magazine

Guests enjoyed South African wine and dance as well as words from Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance co-founder William Rankin and KQED’s Michael Krasny at a May 15 gala benefiting the organization. Read more.

Novato woman wins Mercedes in raffle: Proceeds benefit AIDS orphans in Africa

Novato Advance

A Novato woman won a Mercedes sedan that was raffled off at the new Paradise Foods at Novato’s Pacheco Plaza shopping center to raise $50,000 for AIDS orphans in Africa.

Article in the Novato Advance.

The Cultural Diplomat

The Cultural Diplomat visits with GAIA. The Global Aids Interfaith Alliance “provides life saving service in rural Malawian villages”. The presentation and professionalism of GAIA is complimented by Celebrity/Ambassadors Rainn Wilson and Jane Kaczmarek. View the video interviews here.

Garden Party Raises Funds for AIDS

Pasadena Now

Garden Party Raises Funds for AIDS Prevention in Malawi. Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance (GAIA) turned Bistro 45 into a garden party with tasty appetizers, fine wines and fantastic art. By CANDICE MERRILL Published: Saturday, October 10. Read more.

Art Aids AIDS

Pasadena Star-News

Pasadena’s Bistro 45 was the setting for “Art Out of the Box,” this year’s unique fundraiser for Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance (GAIA) to support medical programs for people affected by HIV/AIDS in Malawi. Noted artists Alison and Lezley Saar, Michael Kenna, Joe-Peter Witkin, Joyce Kohl, Pam Keeley and R. Kenton Nelson created the whimsical artworks that had been transformed from cigar boxes for the auction. More than 150 guests attended the afternoon event, which raised $130,000. Read the full article here.

Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance (GAIA) Hosts a Box of a Fundraiser

Westside Today

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar — but a cigar box can be so much more thanks to artists such as Martin Puryear, Alison Saar, Joel-Peter Witkin, and the Westside’s own Allison Saar have created works of art out of cigar boxes which will be auctioned off to raise funds for GAIA. Read the full article here.

Yes! We Can. Save Lives & Villages in Africa

The Magazine

GAIA’s Villages program trains, equips, and deploys local women to oversee the feeding, clothing, and educating of AIDS orphans, provides care to people living with AIDS-related diseases, and trains communities in HIV prevention. A story of three local volunteers in Pasadena making a difference.Read the full article here.

Tiburon man hailed for AIDS work in Africa

Marin Independent Journal

GAIA Co-Founder and President Dr. Bill Rankin was honored with a 2008 Purpose Prize Fellowship for his work on HIV/AIDS in Central Africa. Read the full article here.