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Detectable Viral Load in Late Pregnancy among Women in the Rwanda Option B+ PMTCT Program: Enrollment Results from the Kabeho Study

Journal Articles

By Gill, Hoffman, Bobrow, Mugwaneza, Ndatimana, Ndayisaba, Baribwira, Guay, Asiimwe

This study explored the extent of viral suppression from a prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV program in Rwanda  among women enrolled in the Kigali Antiretroviral and Breastfeeding Assessment for the Elimination of HIV (Kabeho) Study.

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ACCLAIM Toolkit: Scaling Up Community Involvement in Maternal and Child Health and Prevention of Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission

Program Tools

A compilation of various tools (guidelines, standard operating procedures, presentations, job aids and forms) to enhance community involvement in MNCH and PMTCT services among men, women and community leaders. This toolkit showcases how to bring to scale three distinct approaches: “community days”, peer group mentorship and community leadership engagement. All were met with success in Zimbabwe, Swaziland and Lesotho and had a dramatic effect on number of pregnant women who attended antenatal care earlier in pregnancy and number of women who attended all recommended antenatal visits.

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Partnership for HIV-Free Survival Program Brief

Technical Briefs

EGPAF partnered with several organizations to develop strengthen the provision of maternal, newborn and child health, as well as nutrition, and ensure the high quality of health programs in Tanzania.

 

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The Linking Initiatives for Elimination of Pediatric HIV (LIFE) Program

Technical Reports

This report highlights an important five-year which successfully strengthened prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission and delivery of reproductive health among women in Tanzania.

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QUALITY IMPROVEMENT (QI)-FOCUSED STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES FOR SUPPORTING DISTRICTS AND SITES 2016-2017

Program Tools

The purpose of this SOP document is to provide District Focal Persons in Zimbabwe with guidelines on procedures for QI coaching including:

Preparation for QM/QI coaching activities for HIV care and treatment services; Identification of health care service gaps and challenges; Conducting QM/QI coaching activities; and Provision of effective feedback and follow-up of recommendations and action plans.
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Criteria for Identification of Poorly-performing Districts in line with EMTCT Pre-validation Requirements and the Accelerated Action Plan for Nationwide Scale-up of Infant, Pediatric and Adolescent ART (AAP)

Program Tools

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Provision of Technical Assistance to the Development and Implementation of National Quality Improvement/Quality Management Coach Certification Processes and Standards

Program Tools

This document details EGPAF-Zimbabwe’s provision of technical assistance to national trainings and certification of QI/QM trainers/coaches. Included in this document are the QI/QM training agenda, draft minimum certification standards, and post-training report.

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

Fact Sheets

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 project in Lesotho, which will significantly increase the number of HIVpositive infants receiving life-saving treatment in nine countries.

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The Red Carpet Program: Improving Linkage to Care and Optimizing Early Retention of Adolescents with Newly Identified HIV Infection in Homa Bay County, Kenya

Technical Briefs

According to the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation’s Kenya program (EGPAF-Kenya) data in Homa Bay County, adolescents have a HIV-positivity rates of 2.9%, with girls ages 15 to <20 years at 5.1%. Current strategies seem to be failing to successfully link and retain many of these youths living with HIV to sustained treatment. To address this crisis, EGPAF-Kenya is implementing the Red Carpet Program, a concept adapted from a successful Washington D.C.-based program of the same name.

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