Support to the Ministry of Health
Democratic Republic of Congo
EGPAF is credited with introducing prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) to DRC in 2001. Since then, EGPAF has supported the Ministry of Health with its national PMTCT efforts and has:
- Provided targeted technical assistance to the National AIDS Control Program;
- Sponsored a 2007 trip to Rwanda, which led the Ministry of Health to introduce HIV counseling and testing into labor and delivery wards;
- Conducted a national meeting on the transition to combination regimens for PMTCT;
- Led the national process that resulted in the adoption of revised guidelines for PMTCT.