Call to Action (USAID/PEPFAR)








With funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), EGPAF implemented the eight‐year Call to Action (CTA) project in 12 countries, including Mozambique (from 2004 through 2009). This project sought to improve access and expand care and support for quality prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) services, while enhancing technical leadership and documenting successful program models. By project end, EGPAF had provided nearly four million women with access to PMTCT and antenatal care services.

Through the CTA PMTCT project in Mozambique, EGPAF initiated activities in Mozambique’s Nampula and Gaza provinces, supporting nine health centers and serving as an incremental partner to the Ministry of Health’s (MOH) national PMTCT roll-out program. By the end of 2009, with USAID’s support, EGPAF had expanded to support PMTCT services in the four provinces of Cabo Delgado, Nampula, Gaza, and Maputo to a total of 164 health facilities. With the closeout of the CTA project in 2009, EGPAF-supported PMTCT activities were transferred and expanded through the CDC Track 1.0-funded Project HEART, a multi-country EGPAF initiative funded through a cooperative agreement with CDC/PEPFAR.