Fact Sheets | January 2017

Catalyzing Expanded Access to Early Testing, Care and Treatment for HIV-Exposed Infants in Lesotho

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Overview

Country:

Lesotho

Topics:

Maternal and Child Health; Pediatric HIV Diagnosis, Care and Treatment; POC EID; Point-of-Care Early Infant Diagnosis

The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) has worked in Lesotho since 2004, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health (MOH). EGPAF rapidly expanded access to comprehensive HIV/AIDS services throughout the country, establishing itself as a key HIV service implementation partner in Lesotho. Through this partnership and direct support to 121 facilities, EGPAF is well-placed to launch the UNITAID point-of-care early infant diagnosis (POC EID) project in Lesotho, which will significantly increase the number of HIV-positive infants receiving life-saving treatment in nine countries.