Côte d’Ivoire

Overview

HIV is the second leading cause of death in Côte d’Ivoire and the country has the highest prevalence rate in West Africa. In Côte d’Ivoire, 460,000 people are currently living with HIV, including 36,000 children. Nearly 230,000 children (0-17 years old) have been left orphaned by the disease, to date.
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Key Program Accomplishments

Since 2011, EGPAF-Côte d’Ivoire has:

Started nearly 67,000 HIV-positive women on antiretroviral treatment (ART)

Averted nearly 13,000 HIV infections through PMTCT programming

Reached over 2,100,000 pregnant women with prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission (PMTCT) services

Saved an estimated 8,760 lives through EGPAF’s provision of ART

Our Work

The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) began supporting HIV and AIDS care and treatment programs in 2004 and PMTCT services in 2005 in Côte d’Ivoire. EGPAF-Côte d’Ivoire is working to end the country’s epidemic by increasing access to comprehensive, high-quality, well-integrated HIV prevention, care, and treatment services among women, children and families. As of June 2018, EGPAF was supporting activities within nine regions and 23 districts with U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), through the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Unitaid funding.

EGPAF-Côte d’Ivoire advocates at the national level with the Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene to: promote EGPAF’s global best practices to inform national implementation, such as differentiated service delivery initiatives; improve integration of regional and district work plans to ensure better coordination of the in-country response to HIV and AIDS; prioritize data quality management and systems at health care facilities; and strengthen access to functional laboratory equipment. EGPAF has advocated for the transition to the 2015 World Health Organization guidelines promoting universal access to ART. EGPAF has advocated with the Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene to determine standard operating procedures needed to effectively roll out “Treatment for All” across Côte d’Ivoire.

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