Prevent the Spread of HIV/AIDS and Mitigate the Impact of HIV/AIDS among Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Lesotho Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund)
Pivoting around Lesotho’s National Strategic Plan for Elimination of MTCT and for Pediatric HIV Care and Treatment (2011 to 2016), this project aimed to prevent the spread of HIV and mitigate the impact of AIDS among orphans and vulnerable children. Funded through Single Stream of Funding (SSF) from Global Fund Rounds Seven and Nine, EGPAF served as the technical agency to the MOH. EGPAF trained more than 3,000 village health workers to strengthen community-level support for PMTCT services, coordinated MOH community activities, conducted PMTCT supervisory visits to ensure service quality, and trained district teams on data quality. EGPAF’s role in revitalizing the national village health worker program and providing technical assistance on PMTCT and data quality is expected to result in increased service utilization and quality towards elimination of pediatric HIV in Lesotho.