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AIDSFree Activities in Eswatini

  • Improving HIV, AIDS, & TB Patient Outcomes through Systems Strengthening and Providing National-Level Support to PMTCT & Pediatric HIV Care and Treatment Programs: AIDSFree is helping Eswatini address HIV services and systems gaps as the country works toward epidemic control. This robust program has three overarching objectives: 1) Improve patient outcomes for HIV, AIDS, and tuberculosis in two regions. 2) Build capacity of regional health management teams to strengthen HIV and TB service delivery. 3) Strengthen PMTCT, pediatric care and treatment, and maternal, neonatal, and child health programs. Learn more about AIDSFree’s field-funded program in Swaziland.
  • Retention in Care of Mother-Baby Pairs: Mothers and their infants receive PMTCT and health services together through 18-24 months, but many are lost to follow-up before that point. AIDSFree developed a successful community-based mentor mother model that uses a proactive approach to ensure retention in care of mother-baby pairs until the infant's HIV status and PMTCT final outcome is determined.