The Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) Partnership (Johnson & Johnson)
EGPAF, in partnership with Johnson and Johnson (J&J), worked in Malawi, Cameroon, and India to improve coverage and quality of prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) services. The partnership also supported global health leadership in the PMTCT field by replicating and documenting best practices, and by supporting national governments to adapt and implement the revised World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations for PMTCT and infant feeding, which will optimize PMTCT programming. In 2009, EGPAF/Malawi began providing district-level technical support to the neighboring Dedza and Ntcheu districts in close collaboration with District Health Officers, while continuing to support Lilongwe district through the EGPAF-LMRFT partnership. Over the course of the project, EGPAF has worked to:
- Expand support to 95 sites in three districts, assess those districts’ overall PMTCT delivery capacity, and work with district MOH leadership to address key issues identified in the assessments;
- Strengthen capacity, as well as directly advise the Ministry of Health on PMTCT policy;
- Share expertise as a member of the National PMTCT Working Group;
- Provide supportive supervision and technical support to partners and service providing sites;
- Support an innovative zonal mentorship program.