Issue Briefs | November 2018

Strengthening Point-of-Care Early Infant Diagnosis Towards the Elimination of Pediatric AIDS

Overview

Country:

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

Topics:

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

In 2017, an estimated 1.4 million infants were born to mothers living with HIV globally. Although the effective scale up of the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV services has led to a significant decline in vertical transmission since 2010, there were still 180,000 new childhood HIV infections in 2017.