Provision of Technical Assistance, Scientific and Applied Expertise Towards an Integrated Multi-Disciplinary Approach for HIV Care, Treatment and Prevention in the Choma District of Zambia (CDC/Macha Research Trust)








EGPAF collaborated with the Macha Research Trust on a CDC/PEPFAR-funded project which had the following goal: “Provision of technical assistance, scientific and applied expertise towards an integrated multi-disciplinary approach for HIV care, treatment and prevention in the Choma District of Zambia.” Over the course of the Macha project, EGPAF supported the Macha Research Trust with training and materials on prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT), care and treatment, early infant diagnosis, pediatric counseling and testing, HIV prevention, pediatric HIV care and support, and the integrated management of infant and young child feeding (IYCF). EGPAF also conducted the following:

  • Palliative care training, using a mix of adult and pediatric cases;
  • PMTCT training for lay counselors;
  • A general follow-up assessment on IYCF practices.