Strengthening the TB and AIDS Response in Lesotho (STAR-L) Project
2015 – 2020
With U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention funding, EGPAF’s STAR-L project supports Lesotho’s Ministry of Health (MOH) to implement a comprehensive package of HIV services in four districts of Lesotho (Leribe, Berea, Quthing, and Qacha’s Nek) at 64 health facilities. The goal of STAR-L is to scale-up effective, sustainable, comprehensive HIV and TB/HIV prevention, care and treatment interventions to reduce HIV transmission, morbidity, and mortality. The comprehensive package of services offered at the 64 health facilities under STAR-L includes HIV counseling and testing; PMTCT and early infant HIV diagnosis (EID) and treatment; adult and pediatric TB diagnosis and treatment; management of TB/HIV co-infection; adult and pediatric ART initiation and retention support; reproductive healthcare; nutrition support; community engagement; community-clinic linkages; quality improvement; strategic information and evaluation; and health workforce capacity building.