Zambia

Overview

There are 1.2 million people living with HIV in Zambia; 94,000 of these individuals are children under the age of 15. Prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission (PMTCT) services are reaching 83% of pregnant, HIV-positive women, but less than half of the children infected with HIV in Zambia have access to treatment.
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Key Program Accomplishments

Since 2001, EGPAF-Zambia has:

Initiated more than 180,000 women on antiretroviral therapy (ART)

Prevented the transmission of HIV to over 32,300 babies

Provided PMTCT services to over 1,084,000 pregnant women

Our Work

In 2001, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) began working in Zambia to enhance access to HIV care and treatment services for both adults and children. To achieve this, EGPAF partnered with several organizations including the Zambian Ministry of Health, the Center for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ), the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

EGPAF-Zambia participates in several technical working groups at both the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Community Development Mother and Child Health (MCDMCH) including the PMTCT, pediatric and adult ART, quality improvement, and family planning working groups. EGPAF also supported the national pediatric HIV and the national quality improvement conferences, and provides support to the Ministry of Health and MCDMCH in the development of a national monitoring and evaluation framework for PMTCT (Treatment for All), family planning, and HIV integration programs.

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