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Catalyzing Expanded Access to Early Testing, Care, and Treatment for HIV-exposed Infants in Kenya

Kenya is among four countries with the highest HIV disease burden in Africa (the others being Nigeria, South Africa, and Mozambique). As of 2015, approximately 1.5 million people, including an estimated 98,000 children under the age of 15 years, were living with HIV infection in Kenya, where HIV prevalence has remained stable at almost 6% over the last five years, with geographical variation ranging from 0.4% to 26% depending on the region. The mother-to-child HIV transmission rate stands at 6.1%. 

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Doing more, faster: Results from the routine use of innovative point-of-care technologies for early infant diagnosis in eight sub-Saharan African countries

To improve health and to save lives, HIV-infected infants must be diagnosed early, rapidly and efficiently, and immediately initiated on treatment. Yet, current current early infant diagnosis systems in resource- limited countries are challenged at multiple levels of the cascade. 

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Quality Products to Deliver Quality Care: Monitoring the Performance of Point-of-Care Nucleic Acid Testing Manufacturers

While coverage of conventional, laboratory-based EID has increased in recent years throughout resource- limited countries, testing could be greatly expanded through the integration of new point-of-care (POC) testing technologies into national EID networks. POC technology ensures that infants are screened on-site, that their caregivers quickly receive their test results and that those who test HIV-positive are rapidly enrolled on lifesaving antiretroviral treatment. 

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Improving Access to HIV Care & Treatment Through Decentralization & Integration in Kenya

This brief focuses on EGPAF’s Pamoja Project in Homabay in the four sub-counties in which the project operated, during the period October 2010 to September 2016.

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BRIDGING RURAL SUB-SAHARAN AFRICAN COMMUNITIES AND THE GLOBAL RESPONSE TO THE HIV AND AIDS EPIDEMIC

Lessons from the Advancing Community Level Action for Improved Maternal and Child Health and PMTCT (Project ACCLAIM).

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Research

This brief highlights EGPAF’s extensive work in the field of clinical and operations research around pediatric HIV. The brief describes our history in research, our research accomplishments, current research activities and our internationally-recognized staff and research leaders.

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Innovation Needed on Pediatric ARV Formulations

This issue brief discusses why new HIV drug formulations are needed in order to better address the needs of children and infants. Current regimens can be difficult to administer and are not always palatable to children.

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