Jan 2015 – Dec 2019
Accelerating children's HIV treatment in Africa
Multiple countries – Africa
A global partnership to double the number of children living with HIV receiving life-saving treatment in nine countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
$46,641,084 Multi-Year Grant Value
The initiative will work in nine countries with the highest burden of paediatric HIV, the lowest access to paediatric treatment, and the greatest disparity in treatment coverage for children compared to adults living with HIV. The Accelerating Children's Treatment initiative will help governments to scale up children’s HIV treatment by:
- Identifying babies and young children that are most at-risk of HIV
- Making sure children with HIV are diagnosed and put on treatment
- Making sure national policies support treatment of children with HIV
- Using information systems to follow mothers and their children and keep them on treatment
- Making sure quality data is gathered and used across public health systems to improve impact and accountability
CIFF funding will go to Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania and Zimbabwe. The other countries are Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Mozambique and Zambia.
Funding for the programme will also go to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria to help cover gaps in national paediatric services in the target countries.
The Accelerating Children's Treatment initiative was announced in August 2014 at the United States – Africa Leaders’ Summit in Washington DC.
By the end of September 2015, one year since the Accelerating Children's Treatment (ACT) initiative began, we were on track to meet our goals. We had already doubled the number of children diagnosed with HIV, and almost 450,000 children with HIV in the nine ACT countries are getting life-saving medical treatment. More details on impact can be found here here.