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Evaluation of a male engagement intervention to transform gender norms and improve family planning and HIV service uptake in Kabale, Uganda

Journal Articles

By Elena Ghanotakisa, Theresa Hokeb, Rose Wilcherb, Samuel Fieldb, Sarah Mercerb, Emily A. Bobrowa, Mary Namubiruc, Leila Katirayi

Men’s limited understanding of family planning (FP) and harmful cultural gender norms pose obstacles to women’s FP use. Thirty-two model men called ‘Emanzis’ were recruited from the community in Kabale, Uganda to lead men from their peer group through a 10-session curriculum designed to transform gender norms and motivate men to engage in FP and HIV services.
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Cote d'Ivoire Annual Report 2014

Technical Briefs

This report describes work accomplished under two CDC awards throughout 2014, Project Djidja and Project Keneya, which both strive to ensure access to prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and HIV care and treatment services, while promoting local ownership and sustainability of this work in Cote d'Ivoire.

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Reaching Orphans and Vulnerable Children with Care and Support Services in Côte d’Ivoire: Experience from Project Keneya

Technical Briefs

This technical brief looks at approaches to reach orphans and vulnerable children with care and support services, engage people living with HIV, and build the capacity of local community-based organizations in the fight against HIV and AIDS in Côte d’Ivoire.

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Challenges in the Elimination of Pediatric HIV-1 Infection

Journal Articles

By Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D., and Lynne M. Mofenson, M.D.

Preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV-1 requires a series of steps in the care of women and their infants during pregnancy, delivery, and the postpartum period. This review outlines the steps and summarizes progress in resource-limited countries and elsewhere.

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Evaluating the effectiveness of selected community-level interventions on key maternal, child health, and prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV outcomes in three countries (the ACCLAIM Project): a study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Journal Articles

Efforts to scale up and improve programs for prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) have focused primarily at the health facility level, and limited attention has been paid to defining an effective set of community interventions to improve demand and uptake of services and retention. Many barriers to PMTCT are also barriers to pregnancy, childbirth, and postnatal care faced by mothers regardless of HIV status. Demand for maternal and child health (MCH) and PMTCT services can be limited by critical social, cultural, and structural barriers. Yet, rigorous evaluation has shown limited evidence of effectiveness of multilevel community-wide interventions aimed at improving MCH and HIV outcomes for pregnant women living with HIV. We propose to assess the effect of a package of multilevel community interventions: a social learning and action component, community dialogues, and peer-led discussion groups, on the demand for, uptake of, and retention of HIV positive pregnant/postpartum women in MCH/PMTCT services.

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Advocacy Tool Kit on Pediatric HIV Treatment

Issue Briefs

In partnership with the Organization of African First Ladies against HIV/AIDS (OAFLA), the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) developed a tool kit on pediatric HIV treatment to guide African First Ladies in their advocacy efforts in country and within the region.  With this toolkit, the First Ladies Offices have statistics, messages and key actions that they can undertake to advocate on pediatric HIV treatment. The tool kit touches on key areas important to addressing pediatric HIV treatment, including: PMTCT, early infant diagnosis (EID) and linkage to care, pediatric formulations, and stigma and discrimination. This toolkit will facilitate the achievement of the goals that OAFLA has developed in its strategic plan of 2014-2018. The Pediatric HIV Tool Kit was presented by EGPAF during a capacity building workshop for Technical Advisers to the First Ladies in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on January 27, 2016.

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Pregnant and Postpartum Women’s Experiences and Perspectives on the Acceptability and Feasibility of Copackaged Medicine for Antenatal Care and PMTCT in Lesotho

Journal Articles

By Gill, Hoffman,Tiam, Mohai, Mokone, Isavwa, Mohale, Makhohlisa, Ankrah, Luo, Guay

To improve PMTCT and antenatal care-related service delivery, a pack with centrally prepackaged medicine was rolled out to all pregnant women in Lesotho in 2011. This study assessed acceptability and feasibility of this copackaging mechanism for drug delivery among pregnant and postpartum women.

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Bringing Rural Sub-Saharan African Communities and the Global Response to the HIV and AIDS Epidemic

Technical Briefs

This technical brief highlights background, methodology and early results of our Advancing Community Level Action for Improved Maternal and Child Health and PMTCT (ACCLAIM) project. The project aims to improve utilization and outcomes of maternal and child health and prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission services through community engagement in Swaziland, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

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EGPAF’s Work in Pediatric and Adolescent HIV Care and Treatment

Fact Sheets

This fact sheet highlights the importance of access to HIV testing, care and treatment among children and adolescents. It also illustrates EGPAF’s work within this area.

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

Fact Sheets

A fact sheet on EGPAF’s participation in the UNITAID project, which aims to scale up access to point-of-care technology for improved early infant HIV diagnosis and access to treatment.

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