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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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Strengthening Health Systems for a Sustainable HIV Response in Tanzania

Technical Briefs

Strong health systems are critical for achieving the global goal of ending the AIDS epidemic, including ending HIV/AIDS in children. This brief describes the approach of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) to building the capacity of and strengthening the health system in Tanzania, enabling it to support high-quality, cost-effective, accessible HIV services and to increase the number of people accessing those services.

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A case study on joint community-facility review of PMTCT dashboards in Malawi

Technical Briefs

This case study is intended for programme managers and others who are interested in strategies for involving communities in the review and use of health information to help women and children stay in care and improve prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) programme performance and outcomes.

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Cluster-Randomized Controlled Study of SMS Text Messages for Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV in Rural Kenya

Journal Articles

By Kassaye, Ong’ech, Sirengo, Kose, Matu, McOdida, Simiyu, Syengo, Muthama, Machekano5

Antiretroviral medications are key for prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV, and transmission mitigation is affected by service delivery, adherence, and retention.

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