For more than 25 years, Johnson & Johnson has partnered with EGPAF to eliminate mother-to-child-transmission of HIV in India and seven countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Johnson & Johnson supports EGPAF in its ability to direct resources and fill key service delivery gaps to achieve maximum impact of health programs. One such program is the New Horizons Advancing Pediatric HIV Care initiative, a multi-sectoral collaboration that aims to improve and enhance HIV/AIDS treatment for children living with the virus through increased awareness and research, health systems strengthening and improved access to medicines.
Lesotho is a mountainous nation about the size of Maryland, completely landlocked by South Africa. As with all of the countries in southern Africa, the HIV pandemic hit Lesotho hard. Currently, about one-quarter of Lesotho citizens over the age of 15 are living with HIV. But through a unified effort, Lesotho is gaining momentum in the fight to end AIDS in children.