Project profile — CHVI - Community-based Interventions for the Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV


Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
2012-03-20 - 2017-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• Swaziland (33.33%)
• Uganda (33.34%)
• Zimbabwe (33.33%)


• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health: STD control including HIV/AIDS (13040) (67.00%)
• Other Social Infrastructure And Services: Social mitigation of HIV/AIDS (16064) (33.00%)

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, which is part of the renewed Canadian HIV Vaccine Initiative (CHVI), aims to improve country progress towards the elimination of pediatric HIV by identifying community-based interventions with the most potential to scale up prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) and maternal-newborn-child health (MNCH) services in sub-Saharan Africa. These interventions aim to increase demand, uptake and retention of services. The focus on PMTCT under CHVI addresses the immediate prevention needs of those most at risk while researchers pursue a safe and effective vaccine.

Expected results 

The expected intermediate outcomes for this project include: increased uptake and demand for maternal newborn and child health and prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (MNCH/PMTCT) services in targeted communities; increased retention MNCH/PMTCT services; and increased number of couples with joint decision-making about sexual behaviours and participation in PMTCT programs.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of May 2013 include: Start-up activities of the program were completed, including: staff were recruited and vehicles were purchased; implementation resources were developed, such as standard operating procedures, training manuals, and participant manuals, as well as information, education and communications materials. The approval to carry out the formative and baseline research was received from all three program countries: Uganda, Zimbabwe, and Swaziland.

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 Project-type interventions
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