The U.K. Department for International Development
Since 2007, the Department for International Development (DfID)
has provided crucial support to EGPAF'S Family Aids Initiative (FAI) program in Zimbabwe, focusing on integration and expansion of comprehensive services for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) in line with national PMTCT programme policies and strategies. In 2012, DfID renewed its commitment to EGPAF’s program with a four-year grant to support the integration of comprehensive pediatric care and treatment into Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) for the Elimination of Pediatric HIV in Zimbabwe.
DFID’s support has been one pillar in an integrated approach led by EGPAF, and supported with funding by other donors such as the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the UK-based Children’s Investment Foundation Fund (CIFF). EGPAF's support with DfID and USAID funding in the past years has been essential in creating a strong platform for delivery of comprehensive and integrated PMTCT services as a critical activity in attaining wider goals related to MNCH. Support from all of our donors has represented a substantial investment towards elimination of HIV in infants and young children, and will assist Zimbabwe in moving towards its goal of an AIDS-free generation.