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The Partnership for HIV-Free Survival (PHFS) was designed to use basic quality improvement practices to reduce mother-to-child transmission of HIV and increase child survival through improvements in (1) antiretroviral therapy uptake and retention among HIV-positive pregnant women and mothers, (2) breastfeeding practices, and (3) overall mother-baby care. PHFS was implemented between 20122016 in six countries in Eastern and Southern Africa: Kenya, Lesotho, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda.
PHFS was a joint effort among the United States Presidents Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the United Nations Childrens Fund (UNICEF), the World Health Organization, and ministries and departments of health in the participating countries. MEASURE Evaluationfunded by USAID and PEPFARconducted a legacy evaluation of PHFS in 20172018 in all six countries to review the projects effects on prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) programs and to better understand the critical factors that contributed to improved PMTCT performance in participating health facilities.
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