Paediatric HIV Breakthrough Partnership kicks off

Paediatric HIV Breakthrough Partnership kicks off

Mid-2020 the new Paediatric HIV Breakthrough Partnership has kicked off in Mozambique, Nigeria and Uganda. As Aidsfonds we are excited to be among the partners in this ambitious collaboration  formed by ViiV Healthcare Positive Action. Our contribution is to pilot and scale community responses in paediatric HIV to ensure children and their mothers have access to a comprehensive package of services to keep them healthy

Build upon existing community work to reach all children

In 3 Breakthrough countries we will collaborate with our valuable partners in to implement this community based paediatric HIV approach. In Mozambique, we will work with N’Weti, in Nigeria with Society for Family Health, and in Uganda with the Community Health Alliance Uganda, Health Need Uganda and National Forum of People Living with HIV and AIDS Networks in Uganda (NAFOPHANU). 

Together we will build upon our existing community work. Only then we ensure to find children living with or exposed to HIV and their (pregnant) mothers, test and link them to HIV care and support them  to start and continue their treatment. Under the leadership of governments and together with the other Breakthrough Partners we ensure strong health and community systems linkage and joint advocacy for improved service delivery for children and their mothers.

ViiV Healthcare Positive Action about Aidsfonds

Shaun Mellors, Director Programmes and Technical Assistance, ViiV Healthcare Positive Action, speaks about the new Positive Action Strategy and the reason to partner with Aidsfonds for the Paediatric HIV Breakthrough Partnership.

About the Breakthrough Partnership

The Breakthrough Partnership is a 3 year commitment to end paediatric HIV in regions most urgent. Its goals are to:

  • End paediatric AIDS in priority locations through supporting the implementation of a high-quality package of sustainable and replicable interventions that is informed by the UNICEF Paediatric Service Delivery Framework
  • Develop and amplify the evidence that a collaborative approach between national stakeholders (government, clinic and community) works and advocate for governments and other stakeholders to adopt such an approach

The principle of linking and learning is a core component of the partnership in order to catalyse understanding, strengthen quality implementation and demonstrate the value of collaboration. This will be supported by an implementation research science project assessing how well partners work together, and if working together yields greater results than if each partner had worked on their own.

Breakthrough Partners

The partnership harnesses the unique strengths of Aidsfonds, Elizabeth Glazer Paediatric Foundation (EGPAF), Paediatric – Adolescent Treatment Africa (PATA), United National Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and ViiV Healthcare – with programmatic alignment with the ELMA Foundation.

The Aidsfonds Paediatric HIV Approach

Aidsfonds has developed the Kids to Care model, a community based approach that ensures paediatric HIV prevention and treatment. Other components of the approach are building partnerships, enhance linking and learning, advocacy and research, mutually reinforcing each other.  Our paediatric community work with our local partners we build upon in the Breakthrough Partnership are: Lafiyan Yara in Nigeria, Kusingata in Mozambique and Towards an AIDS free Generation in Uganda uses cookies to offer the best website experience possible and to anonymously analyze website behaviour. More information.