AmpliCare is a multi-faceted program to address barriers that prevent early diagnosis of infants born to HIV positive mothers along with monitoring people on anti-retroviral therapies. Introduced in 2002, it operates in sub-Saharan Africa and in parts of South America and Asia where the disease burden is the highest.
The program includes:
The company also introduced text message (SMS) technology, making it easier to send test results back to rural healthcare facilities, saving people from having to return to the main testing site for their results.
The improved communication has several benefits:
The collection card has expanded access to HIV diagnosis throughout the remotest areas of southern Africa. Roche continues to work with other organisations in public-private partnerships to ensure subsequent medical care for babies with HIV.
An education program trains local doctors and nurses to carry out viral load testing with limited resources, and keeps them fully informed about the latest advances in HIV/AIDS care.
Results since 2008:
|Location||East Asia and Pacific, West Africa, Southern Africa, South Asia, Latin America and Caribbean, Eastern Africa, Central Asia, Central Africa|