EGPAF-Lesotho Expands its Scope

By EGPAF | February 4, 2014

 

The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) is pleased to announce the expansion of its HIV and AIDS treatment and prevention programs in six districts in Lesotho.

“Lesotho has lagged behind other countries in sub-Saharan Africa in terms of reducing new HIV infections,” said Appolinaire Tiam, country director of EGPAF-Lesotho. “This programmatic shift will allow us to accelerate our efforts to prevent new HIV infections and provide HIV care and treatment to those in need.”

In addition to offering a comprehensive package of HIV and prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV series, EGPAF-supported district mentors and facility-level nurses will work directly with the Lesotho Ministry of Health (MOH) at the district and site level to build capacity and strengthen health systems. District mentors will provide technical assistance and offer supportive supervision to health facilities.

Visit Lesotho’s Country page to learn more about EGPAF’s lifesaving work.

(Photo Credit: Jon Hrusa/Lesotho)