Project profile — Paediatric HIV/AIDS: Early Infant Diagnosis and Treatment


UNICEF - United Nations Children's Fund (41122)
2010-03-30 - 2011-03-25
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa

Country / region 

• Zimbabwe (100.00%)


• Basic Health: Basic health care (12220) (20.00%)
• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health: STD control including HIV/AIDS (13040) (80.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (principal objective)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of HIV-exposed and infected infants through the provision of comprehensive paediatric HIV care. This includes early testing and the integration of treatment with existing services and programs in infant health. To do so, project activities include: (a) training and mentoring health workers to identify and manage HIV-exposed and infected children; (b) the provision of key diagnostic tools and supplies to health facilities; (c) policy level dialogue to implement World Health Organization guidelines and standardized procedures nationally, and (d) training of community workers to provide HIV services and support to caregivers and children.

Expected results 


Results achieved 

Results achieved as of the end of the project (July 2011) include: 88 sites now offering HIV testing for children (an increase from 32 sites); HIV exposed infants who received antiretroviral drugs increased from 32% to 78%; percentage of HIV exposed children zero to eighteen months of age tested increased from under 4% to 31%. These have contributed to increased early infant diagnosis services for HIV exposed boys and girls under the age of two in the districts of Hurungwe, Zvivagwe, Mwenezi and Gwanda in Zimbabwe.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners
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