Expanding Access to Pediatric HIV Testing and Treatment through Intensified Case Finding and Universal Offer of HIV Testing
This goal of this project is to rapidly scale-up pediatric HIV testing for children aged 18 months and older, and initiate HIV-positive children on ART. This is a comprehensive and innovative collaboration with the ELMA Foundation, complementary to the Unitaid project. This project advocates for local policies which advance utilization of pediatric HIV services, such as task shifting, decentralization, community-based services, and regulation. Through this program, health care workers are trained on intensified case finding of HIV-positive infants and children, and on community engagement to enhance demand-generation of HIV care services.