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The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation Capacity-Building Support:Fundação Ariel Glaser Contra o SIDA Pediátrico

This brief gives an overview of how EGPAF has been working with its affiliated organization in Mozambique to scale up technical capacity of health workers to ensure quality provision of HIV prevention, care and treatment services.

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Frontline Health Care Workers: Integral to the Continuum of Care of PMTCT

Fact Sheets

This document illustrates the experience of a pregnant women going through the health care system to show the important role that health workers play in preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV.  Community health workers, midwives, nurses, and others are the ones who reach those most in need with lifesaving services - yet there are often too few qualified frontline health workers to deliver the interventions that save lives and prevent new infections of HIV.

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Option B+ Means Treatment for Life

Life Stories

By Heather Mason

Lesotho, with assistance from EGPAF, was one of the first countries to adopt a new set of World Health Organization guidelines for treatment of pregnant women living with HIV. The new guidelines, referred to as “Option B+,” recommend that all pregnant or breastfeeding women who test HIV-positive be immediately enrolled on ART and remain on treatment for life.

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The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation Capacity-Building Support: Fondation Ariel Glaser pour la Lutte contre le Sida Pédiatrique

Technical Briefs

This brief gives an overview of how EGPAF has been working with its affiliated organization in Mozambique to scale up technical capacity of health workers to ensure quality provision of HIV prevention, care and treatment services.

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Innovation Needed on Pediatric ARV Formulations

Issue Briefs

This issue brief discusses why new HIV drug formulations are needed in order to better address the needs of children and infants. Current regimens can be difficult to administer and are not always palatable to children.

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Hope in a Bottle: Keeping Infants HIV-free Through Nutrition

Life Stories

By Laura Elizabeth Pohl

A mother holds her child while listening to a research nurse as she asks questions about her child's nutrition. EGPAF partners with the Rwandan government to study the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV in 608 HIV-positive mothers and their children. The results of this, called the Kabeho study, could mean a revamping of public health policies around the world and thousands more children living an HIV-free life.

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Donation Brings Big Smiles

Life Stories

By Heather Mason

St. Theresa's Clinic in Manzini, Swaziland, has been serving the community longer than any of its staff members have been alive. According to the clinic’s nurse-administrator, Sister Concetta Ginindza, St. Theresa's was founded more than 70 years ago, in 1942.

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Community-based approaches for prevention of mother to child transmission in resource-poor settings: a social ecological review

Journal Articles

By Busza J, Walker D, Hairston A, et al. J Int AIDS Soc. July 2012.

This paper reviews community-based approaches that have been used in resource-limited settings to increase rates of prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission service enrollment, retention in care and successful treatment outcomes. It aims to identify which interventions work, why they work and what knowledge gaps remain.

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