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Doing more, faster: Preliminary results from the routine use of point-of-care early infant HIV diagnosis in six sub- Saharan African countries

Issue Briefs

To improve health and to save lives, HIV-infected infants must be diagnosed early, rapidly and efficiently, and immediately initiated on treatment. Yet, current current early infant diagnosis systems in resource- limited countries are challenged at multiple levels of the cascade. 

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Quality Products to Deliver Quality Care: Monitoring the Performance of Point-of-Care Nucleic Acid Testing Manufacturers

Issue Briefs

While coverage of conventional, laboratory-based EID has increased in recent years throughout resource- limited countries, testing could be greatly expanded through the integration of new point-of-care (POC) testing technologies into national EID networks. POC technology ensures that infants are screened on-site, that their caregivers quickly receive their test results and that those who test HIV-positive are rapidly enrolled on lifesaving antiretroviral treatment. 

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EGPAF Strategic Plan 2017-2020

Program Tools

The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation seeks to end global pediatric HIV/AIDS through prevention and treatment programs, research, and advocacy. Read our Strategic Plan for 2017-2020. 

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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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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)

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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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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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Timing of initiation of antiretroviral therapy and adverse pregnancy outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Journal Articles

By Uthman, Nachega, Anderson, Kanters, Mills, Renaud, Essajee, Doherty, Mofenson

Although lifelong combination antiretroviral therapy (ART) is recommended for all individuals with HIV, few data exist for pregnancy outcomes associated with ART initiation before conception. This study assesses adverse pregnancy outcomes associated with ART initiated before conception compared with that of ART started after conception.

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Opportunities and challenges in conducting secondary analysis of HIV programmes using data from routine health information systems and personal health information

Journal Articles

By Gloyd, Wagenaar, Woelk, Kalibala

Analyses focused on retrospective case reviews of four of the HIV-related studies published in this JIAS supplement. We identify specific opportunities and challenges with respect to the secondary analysis of RHIS and PHI data.

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