Partnership for HIV-Free Survival Learning Platform

Background

The Partnership for HIV-Free Survival (PHFS) was initiated by the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) to accelerate the adoption and implementation by countries of the WHO 2010 guidelines, with the ultimate goal to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV and increase HIV-free survival. As such, the PHFS is responsible for coordinating, documenting, sharing and publishing learning from interventions across six countries that have participated in the PHFS to date: Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Mozambique, South Africa, and Lesotho. In building on existing global knowledge about Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission (PMTCT) care and treatment, the PHFS is working with health workers, governmental entities and global implementing partners to harvest and share learning about interventions that improve service delivery within clinics and communities.

About the PHFS Learning Platform

The PHFS Learning Platform draws on a compendium of resources and approaches from country teams that are harvesting and documenting learning and work with governments to mainstream the approaches that PHFS has championed within national PMTCT programs. The scope of these resources cover site-level and national-level learning from the following areas:

  • Reduction of transmission of HIV from mother to infant.
  • Keeping HIV-positive mothers and infants alive and in care.
  • Assessing nutritional status and proper categorization, counseling, treatment and support of mother-infant pairs.
  • Tracking compliance with national PMTCT and maternal/infant health and nutrition guidelines.

Click on the resource types listed below to gain further understanding of the process and methods within the PHFS:

Toolkit last updated: July 19, 2017