Program Tools | January 2018

Advocacy Toolkit

Children and Adolescents Living with and at Risk for HIV


Created by:

Organization of African First Ladies (OAFLA) and the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation


Cameroon; Côte d’Ivoire; Democratic Republic of Congo; Zambia; Kenya; Lesotho; Malawi; Mozambique; Rwanda; Eswatini; Tanzania; Uganda; Zimbabwe


Maternal and Child Health; Pediatric HIV Diagnosis, Care and Treatment; Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission

This tool kit provides statistics, messages, and key actions that first ladies can undertake to advocate for continued uptake of prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV services, increased early infant diagnosis (EID) of HIV, and improved pediatric HIV treatment coverage. It will also help first ladies address the unique issues faced by adolescents both growing up with and at risk for HIV. This tool kit complements the recently launched African Union–Organisation of African First Ladies Against HIV/AIDS Elimination of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV (AU-OAFLA EMTCT) campaign by providing supplemental background information on technical areas and advocacy strategies that can then be tailored for individual use. Finally, the tool kit facilitates the achievement of the goals in OAFLA’s strategic plan of 2014–2018 and beyond.