EPAS is a five-year, USAID/PEPFAR-funded project. It's goal is to assist the Government of the Kingdom of Swaziland in its efforts to eliminate pediatric HIV. This project will expand the availability of comprehensive services for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV, reduce missed opportunities for delivery of services, and better address cultural norms that keep some women from obtaining these services. The EPAS program will make the most effective PMTCT services available to mothers in 100 percent of public facilities and selected high-volume private facilities. In addition, missed opportunities to provide services will be reduced through increased primary prevention, family planning, HIV re-testing during pregnancy, and mobilization of pregnant women for early antenatal care and delivery in health facilities.
In addition, the project focuses on sustained quality, comprehensive, and integrated PMTCT services at Ministry of Health-supported facilities. Quality will be improved through clinical mentoring, training, and supervision, and by facility-based, quality improvement techniques that are already in use. To ensure a comprehensive service package, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation's team will accelerate support around HIV counseling and testing for children and couples, referrals and linkages to neonatal male circumcision, and up-to-date HIV care and support.
|Location||Southern Africa, Swaziland|
|Value||USD 12 Million|