Of the 1,400,000 persons living with HIV in Uganda, 130,000 are children under the age of 15. Among pregnant women, nearly 20% do not have access to antiretroviral therapy (ART) to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission.
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Key Program Accomplishments

Since 2000, EGPAF-Uganda has:

Prevented the transmission of HIV to over 32,400 babies

Provided prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission (PMTCT) services to over 3,033,000 pregnant women

Supported over 620 health facilities

Initiated more than 170,900 women on ART

Our Work

Since 2000, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) has been supporting PMTCT and HIV and AIDS care and treatment services in Uganda. EGPAF-Uganda is a leading provider of technical assistance to Uganda’s Ministry of Health, and supports clinical service delivery at the facility, regional, and national levels. We work closely with the Ministry of Health (MOH) and other partners to increase access to comprehensive, high-quality HIV prevention, care and treatment, and TB identification and treatment services among women, children and families living with and affected by HIV and AIDS. EGPAF-Uganda currently supports services at 690 health facilities in the Southwest Region.

EGPAF works hand-in-hand with Uganda’s Ministry of Health to formulate evidence-based policies supporting all persons affected by HIV. EGPAF actively participates in national HIV-related technical working groups and advisory committees and played a central role in the revision and adaptation of 2015 Consolidated HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment Guidelines.

EGPAF-Uganda has also actively implemented operations research to ensure scale-up of best practices in HIV clinical management in-country. Most notably, we have examined the success of several approaches to enhance community involvement in and ownership of PMTCT and maternal, newborn and child health service utilization; the feasibility of integrating HIV and syphilis screening to ensure healthy birth outcomes of women in Uganda; and a method to encourage male engagement in PMTCT.