Evaluation of ELMA-funded “Unfinished Business” Paediatric and Adolescent HIV Program
2017-2018; The ELMA Foundation; South Africa, Uganda
In 2016, there were approximately 1.8 million children under the age of 15 and 1.8 million adolescents aged 10-19 living with HIV/AIDS. For both age groups, the majority of these cases can be found in sub-Saharan Africa. At the onset of The ELMA Foundation’s investments in the “unfinished business” (UB) of accelerating HIV testing, treatment, and retention in care for infants, children, and adolescents, three out of four children with HIV were not receiving treatment.
Evaluation of an Elizabeth Glaser Paediatric AIDS Foundation Programme to Accelerate POC/PITC Testing
2017-2018; The ELMA Foundation; Kenya, Swaziland, Zambia
HIV testing and counselling (HTC) is the foundation and gateway for HIV treatment and care. Enormous progress has been made over the past decade in encouraging adults to know their HIV status, however, the coverage of paediatric HIV treatment has lagged behind. The epidemic among children stems primarily from mother-to-child transmission and evidence shows that early infant diagnosis (EID) and early initiation of antiretroviral treatment (ART) in infants with HIV can save lives. While EID and prompt treatment of HIV+ infants are critical components of prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) efforts, EID has historically received minimal attention compared to other HIV prevention and treatment services.
Theme update – summer 2018
It’s been a busy start to 2018. Here, each of our technical themes gives us a quick insight into what their highlights have been so far…
Mary Lagaay has over seven years of national and international experience in research, monitoring and evaluation.
Another 60 Seconds with Itad’s health theme
In 2017 Itad’s health theme and its portfolio of monitoring, evaluation and learning projects has continued to grow and expand in really exciting new directions.