From Emergency to Sustainability: Project HEART, The Foundation, and Eight Years of Scaling up Prevention, Care, and Treatment Services to Save Lives
(Photo: James Pursey)
Through the leadership and support of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is honored to have led Project HEART (Help Expand Antiretroviral Therapy to children and families), an eight-year initiative to extend life-saving prevention and treatment to millions of people living with HIV.
- Project HEART was launched in 2004 in Côte d’Ivoire, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zambia, and in 2006 in Mozambique.
- Through the project, more than one million men, women, and children received HIV care and support, and more than half a million people started ART. In 2010, one out of every 10 PEPFAR-supported ART patients in sub-Saharan Africa received their treatment through Project HEART.
- More than 2.5 million pregnant women received HIV counseling and testing, and more than 66,500 pediatric HIV infections were prevented.
Review Our Project HEART End-Of-Project Report
- Download the Project HEART End-Of-Project report here.
Watch Our Project HEART Videos
See the story of Project HEART through the testimonials of those who worked to make it a success, and the individuals who have been helped by this groundbreaking HIV treatment and prevention program.
Côte d’Ivoire: Watch Kevin’s story to learn how Project HEART has saved millions of lives through HIV treatment, care, and support.