Strategic Information, Evaluation and Research

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Strategic Information and Evalution

Issue Briefs

EGPAF prides itself on its data management, accountability to donors and supported government, and use of high-quality data to scare up effective HIV prevention, care and treatment programs. This brief describes our data collection, management and evaluation procedures and innovations. 

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Tuberculosis in human immunodeficiency virus-infected children starting antiretroviral therapy in Cote d’Ivoire

Journal Articles

By Auld AF, Tuho MZ, Ekra KA, et al. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. April 2014.

The objective of this study is to estimate tuberculosis incidence and determinants among ART enrollees.  

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Using Data to Understand and Address Gaps in the Treatment Cascade for HIV-Positive Infants and Young Children: Experiences from Lesotho, Malawi, and Swaziland

Technical Briefs

This brief describes our ViiV-supported work in three countries to use monitoring and evaluation to assess and address gaps in HIV-positive children's access to antiretroviral treatment.

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Temporal Trends in Mortality and Loss to Follow-up Among Children Enrolled in Côte d’Ivoire’s National Antiretroviral Therapy Program

Journal Articles

By Auld AF, Tuho MZ, Ekra KA, et al. Pediatr Infect Dis J. November 2014.

During 2004-2008, >2000 children (<15 years old) initiated antiretroviral therapy (ART) in Côte d'Ivoire. Nationally representative outcomes, temporal trends in outcomes during 2004-2008 and site-level outcome determinants have not been investigated.

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What will it take to eliminate pediatric HIV? Reaching WHO target rates of mother-to-child HIV transmission in Zimbabwe: a model-based analysis

Journal Articles

By Ciaranello A, Perez F, Keatinge J, et al. PLoS Med. January 2012.

This study investigated uptake of prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission services, infant feeding recommendations, and specific drug regimens necessary to achieve elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV in Zimbabwe.  

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Pregnancy outcomes and birth defects from an antiretroviral drug safety registry for women in South Africa and Zambia

Journal Articles

By Liu KC, Farahani M, Mashamba T, et al. AIDS September 2014.

This study evaluates the safety of combination antiretroviral therapy in conception and pregnancy in different health systems.

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Lessons learned from early implementation of B+: The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation experience

Journal Articles

By Kieffer MP, Mattingly M, Giphart A, et al. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2014

This implementation science study analyzed data from 11 African countries supported by EGPAF to describe early experience implementing Option B+.

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Exploring the use of mobile phone technology for the enhancement of the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV program in Nyanza, Kenya: a qualitative study

Journal Articles

By Jennings J, Ong’ech J, Simiyu R, Sirengo M and Kassaye S. BMC Public Health December 2013

Community-based mobile phone programs can complement gaps in clinical services for prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV in areas with poor infrastructure and personnel shortages. However, community and health worker perceptions on optimal mobile phone communication for prevention of mother-to-child transmission are underexplored. This study examined what specific content and forms of mobile communication are acceptable to support the prevention of mother-to-child transmission.

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Provision of Services and Care for HIV-Exposed Infants: A Comparison of Maternal and Child Health Clinic and HIV Comprehensive Care Clinic Models

Journal Articles

By Ong’ech J, Hoffman H, Kose J, Audo M, Matu L, Savosnick P, Guay L. JAIDS September 2012 (61;1): 83-89

This study compared infant follow-up results when HIV-exposed infants services were provided within Maternal and Child Health clinics or in specialized HIV Comprehensive Care Clinics in Kenya.

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