Reports are also available for each of the individual AIDSRelief country programs:
AIDSRelief South Africa
AIDSRelief Zambia Download the PDF (1.4 MB)
Durable viral suppression
In the seven AIDSRelief country programs where viral load surveys were conducted, the average viral suppression proportion—the gold standard for treatment success—was 88.2%, a rate comparable to or better than those seen in industrialized countries.
Strengthened human resources
More than 30,000 participants—doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and other health care workers— attended training sessions that built and strengthened their skills to provide highquality HIV services.
Contributed to national guidelines
The AIDSRelief consortium was the first PEPFAR implementer to campaign widely for the use of tenofovir-based first-line regimens and one of the first to advocate for earlier ART initiation, measures which have now been recommended by WHO and adopted as standard guidelines in many countries. In most countries, AIDSRelief was also a principal contributor to prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) guidelines, advocating for the most effective regimens which greatly reduce infections in children and keep their mothers healthy.
AIDSRelief leveraged the reach of faith-based health networks to complement and expand the reach of the public health systems into underserved communities. By 2009, about 15% of Ugandans on ART were receiving treatment through AIDSRelief-supported facilities. In Guyana, AIDSRelief supported 30% of adults in HIV care and treatment programs.
Increased use of accurate, timely data
AIDSRelief facilities developed a culture of evidence-based decision making, analyzing patient and program data and using the information to make informed decisions that addressed gaps in program operations and services.
Transition to local partners
AIDSRelief transitioned management of its care and treatment programs to local partners while maintaining high-quality service. Fourteen local partners in eight countries went on to secure new PEPFAR grants to manage the care and treatment programs established through AIDSRelief.
Reliable supply chain
AIDSRelief built robust supply chain mechanisms to ensure a continuous supply of medicines and other essential products. There were no stock-outs of AIDSRelief supplies during the program.
|Our Call to Action
|PEPFAR: From Emergency Response to Sustainable Development||5|
|By the numbers||7|
|Engaging Communities to Improve Adherence
|Leveraging the Power of Faith-Based Networks||8|
|Continuing, Locally Owned Education
|The Health Systems Foundation||9|
|Electronic Information Systems||9|
|Infrastructure and Equipment||10|
|Pharmaceutical and Supply Chain Management||11|
|Assessing Capacity for Sustained Care and Treatment||12|
|The AIDSRelief Capacity Strengthening Approach
|Grounded in Transition||13|
|AIDSRelief Transition Partners
|Annex: AIDSRelief in Ten Countries
Publisher: Catholic Relief Services (October 2013)
Booklet: 15 pages
Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 inches
Posted on December 16, 2013