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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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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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