Catalyzing Expanded Access to Early Testing, Care and Treatment among HIV-Exposed Infants
This Unitaid-funded project aims to increase access to EID and ART among eligible children. The project’s two main objectives are to optimize EID networks through the introduction of point-of-care (POC) diagnostic technology to increase the number of infants tested and initiated on ART, and create a market for affordable, effective, and equitable HIV testing of exposed infants. The project will introduce EID POC technology, which enables health professionals to diagnose infants on-site and in a range of new maternal, newborn and child health settings. In Eswatini, this project lays the foundation for universal access to pediatric HIV care and treatment in health facilities, ensuring that all clients accessing EGPAF-supported services receive comprehensive care including palliative care, HIV counseling services, and reproductive, and child health services.