Fighting HIV and AIDS in the Democratic Republic of Congo
EGPAF started supporting vital HIV prevention services in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in 2001. Currently, we provide prevention of mother-to-child transmission for HIV (PMTCT) services to the majority of the country's population through clinics and hospitals across the country. Additionally, EGPAF is credited with introducing PMTCT to DRC in 2001.
As a result of our HIV prevention and treatment work, 600,000 women have been tested, counseled, and treated to prevent the transmission of HIV to their children. As one of the main providers of PMTCT services in DRC, EGPAF has saved the lives and improved the livelihood of thousands of people in the country, and spreads hope that the future of DRC will be brighter without HIV. (Photos: EGPAF/James Pursey, 2012)