WEBINAR: The Global Partnership for HIV-Free Survival: Quality Improvement and Breastfeeding/ART Compliance
On August 2nd, ASSIST hosted a discussion on HIV and infant feeding. Amy Stern and Tamara Nsubuga-Nyombi of the USAID ASSIST Project and Linda Kisaakye from Uganda's Ministry of Health presented on the work of The Global Partnership for HIV-Free Survival (PHFS), and ASSIST’s efforts within PHFS to use improvement methods to reduce vertical transmission of HIV from mother to child and integrate maternal-infant health and nutrition care—essentially the 1000 Days approach—for HIV-infected mothers and their exposed infants; following guidance from the WHO guidelines and recommendations on HIV and infant feeding.
The Partnership for HIV-Free Survival (PHFS) is supported by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) to increase HIV-free survival by reducing vertical transmission of HIV from mother to child. Through PHFS, the USAID ASSIST project used a quality improvement approach to reorganize care delivery in health facilities. The goal was to ensure that HIV+ pregnant women/mothers and their exposed infants remain in care and receive all the services they need for prevention and management of HIV, good nutrition, and optimal infant feeding practices. This work was implemented by ASSIST in four of the six PHFS countries: Kenya, Lesotho, Tanzania, and Uganda.
See the full list of World Breastfeeding Week webinars below:
- July 31 - Barriers to Breastfeeding: Findings from a Systematic Review of Practices in 20 Countries
- August 1 - Working Together to Save Lives in Emergencies: Initiatives and Tools to Support Breastfeeding in Emergencies
- August 2 - The Global Partnership for HIV-Free Survival: Quality Improvement and Breastfeeding/ART Compliance
- August 3 - Human Milk Feeding for Small/Sick Newborns
- August 4 - Revitalizing the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative: Experience from Malawi