Strategic Information, Evaluation and Research

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Supporting Improved Health Outcomes for Mothers and Babies Through the Use of Electronic Database Systems

Technical Briefs

Highlights EGPAF’s work in strengthening the HIV service utilization data management system in Zimbabwe. The implementation of an electronic data base has resulted in a wide-scale ability to follow mothers and children through the prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission service cascade.

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Research

Issue Briefs

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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Implementation of Point-of-Care Diagnostics Leads to Variable Uptake of Syphilis, Anemia and CD4+ T-Cell Count Testing in Rural Maternal and Child Health Clinics

Journal Articles

By De Schacht, Lucas, Sitoe, Machekano, Chongo, Temmerman, Tobaiwa, Guay, Kassaye, Jani. August 2015

This manuscript features EGPAF's work in scaling up point of care technology to address both the HIV and syphilis epidemics in maternal, newborn and child health settings in Mozambique.

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Facts About Our International Programs

Fact Sheets

EGPAF works hand-in-hand with governments, local organizations, and health facilities in supported countries to ensure that all women, children, and families have access to comprehensive HIV and AIDS health services. This fact sheet describes our support in a comprehensive array of health service areas including: prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission; maternal, neonatal and child health; and pediatric and adult HIV care and treatment. It also describes how we assist local governments in the management of health systems and HIV care and treatment programs.

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Scaling Down to Scale Up: A Health Economic Analysis of Integrating Point-of-Care Syphilis Testing into Antenatal Care in Zambia during Pilot and National Rollout Implementation

Journal Articles

By Shelley KD, Ansbro ÉM, Ncube AT, Sweeney S, Fleischer C, Mumba GT, Gill MM, Strasser S, Peeling RW, Terris-Prestholt F. May 2015

An analysis of cost implications of implementation of a national plan to scale-up rapid syphilis testing in health sites across Zambia.

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Introduction of Syphilis Point-of-Care Tests, from Pilot Study to National Programme Implementation in Zambia: A Qualitative Study of Healthcare Workers' Perspectives on Testing, Training and Quality Assurance

Journal Articles

By Ansbro ÉM, Gill MM, Reynolds J, et al. PloS One. June 2015

This study examined the feasibility of scaling up rapid syphilis testing in Zambia. The study assessed health worker perspectives and health facility responses in facilities piloting point-of-care technology to provide rapid syphilis diagnostics.

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Scaling up pediatric HIV care and treatment in Africa: clinical site characteristics associated with favorable service utilization

Journal Articles

By Adjorlolo-Johnson G1, Wahl Uheling A, Ramachandran S. et al. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. January 2013

To improve pediatric enrollment and retention in HIV treatment programs in Africa, this study examined factors associated with service utilization within EGPAF programs in Côte d'Ivoire, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia.

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A multi-disciplinary approach to implementation science: the NIH-PEPFAR PMTCT implementation science alliance

Journal Articles

By Sturke R, Harmston C, Simonds RJ, et al. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. November 2014.

In resource-limited countries, interventions to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission have not yet realized their full potential health impact, illustrating the common gap between the scientific proof of an intervention's efficacy and effectiveness and its successful implementation at scale into routine health services.  

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Temporal trends in treatment outcomes for HIV-1 and HIV-2-infected adults enrolled in Côte d’Ivoire

Journal Articles

By Auld AF, Ekra KA, Shiraishi RW, et al. PloSOne May 2014.

This study conducted a retrospective chart review to assess trends in patient characteristics and attrition (death or loss to follow-up) over time, among a nationally representative sample of 3,682 adults (≥15 years) initiating antiretroviral therapy during 2004-2007 at 34 health facilities.

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