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Accelerating Children's HIV/AIDS Treatment: Promising Practices and Lessons Learned from the ACT Initiative

Technical Reports

This report shares the promising practices and lessons learned from the Accelerating Children’s HIV/AIDS Treatment (ACT) Initiative. It was informed by a call for inputs, issued to more than 100 implementing partners in nine countries. The report is for local, national, regional, and global stakeholders interested in the design, implementation, funding, and sustainability of HIV care and treatment for children. It can be used in the countries involved in ACT and beyond. 

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Addressing Early Retention in Antenatal Care Among HIV-Positive Women Through a Simple Intervention in Kinshasa, DRC: The Elombe “Champion” Standard Operating Procedure

Journal Articles

This cluster-randomized study measures the use of a standardized process (a standard operating procedure) to ensure consistency in retention support among HIV-positive women. It’s findings demonstrate a simple use of a procedure document has a positive effect on early retention of HIV-positive pregnant women on ART.

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Understanding Antiretroviral Treatment Adherence Among HIV-Positive Women at Four Postpartum Time Intervals: Qualitative Results from the Kabeho Study in Rwanda

Journal Articles

This study explored attitudes and perceptions among a cohort of HIV-positive women in Rwanda about enrolment on lifelong antiretroviral treatment. This paper provides insight into the key times and reasons for decreased adherence in the 2 year postpartum period.

 

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Understanding the Role and Impact of Effective Country and Community Leadership in Progress Toward the Global Plan

Journal Articles

By Lyons, Charles BA; Pillay, Yogan PhD

Individual leadership and leaders have played pivotal roles in the history of efforts to end the AIDS epidemic. The goal of this article is to reflect on and understand how leadership and leaders have impacted and enabled the success of the Global Plan Towards the Elimination of New HIV Infections among Children by 2015 and Keeping their Mothers Alive (Global Plan). To accomplish this goal, multiple interviews were conducted with individuals in positions of leadership who had been identified as people whose actions drove progress. Interviewees were selected from all levels of traditional hierarchies and sectors to provide a more complete account and representation of leadership, with a particular emphasis on the community, district, and country levels. The leaders interviewed provide insight into their work, motivations, and approaches to effective leadership. Through their experiences, they shed light on the strategies they used to drive changes in policy, programs, practice, and communities that allowed for progress toward the goals of the Global Plan. Leaders also identify future challenges and areas of improvement in the effort to end the AIDS epidemic that they feel require leadership and urgent action. In conclusion, this article identifies common characteristics of effective leadership and reflects on the experiences of individuals who are leaders in the effort to end the AIDS epidemic, and how their lessons learned can be applied to help realize future global...

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Price Transparency: Point-of-Care Early Infant Diagnosis

Issue Briefs

Price transparency is critical to better position countries and implementing partners to access the best prices. Without price transparency, countries and implementing partners face ambiguity in negotiations with manufacturers and distributers for product and service agreements. POC EID price transparency can help ensure access to the best offers for all, thus improving affordability and maximizing patient impact in countries. 

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Maximizing HIV-Free Survival for Children in Kigali, Rwanda

Technical Briefs

This is a brief which highlights our work on HIV-free survival among infants whose mothers were enrolled in the PMTCT program, implementing Option B+, in Rwanda.

 

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Democratic Republic of the Congo: Malamu End-of-Project Report

Technical Reports

This publication documents key activities, results, achievements, lessons learned, challenges, and future directions of the Malamu project, implemented by EGPAF in DRC over five years (September 30, 2011 to September 29, 2016). This project was funded by PEPFAR through the CDC and focused on providing PMTCT services, HIV care and treatment, and implementation of Option B+.

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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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