• Country Partnerships

    MANAGEMENT TALENT IS A CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTOR IN THE WORK
    TO ELIMINATE MOTHER TO CHILD TRANSMISSION.

  • THE PROGRESS
    IN NIGERIA AND KENYA, TWO COUNTRIES WITH THE HIGHEST NUMBERS OF MOTHER TO CHILD TRANSMISSION, BORN FREE PARTNERED WITH NATIONAL GOVERNMENTS TO RECRUIT, DEVELOP, AND EMPOWER LOCAL MANAGEMENT TALENT. THESE INDIVIDUALS WORKED AS PART OF THE GOVERNMENT SYSTEM TO SET CLEAR TARGETS, BUILD ACTIONABLE PLANS, AND SUCCESSFULLY ACCELERATE THE PACE TOWARD ELIMINATION.
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Country Partner
Kenya

HIGHLIGHTS OF PROGRESS TOWARD ELIMINATION
  • FROM 2009-2013, KENYA REDUCED THE NUMBER OF CHILDREN NEWLY INFECTED WITH HIV DRAMATICALLY, BY ALMOST 60%. BUT IN 2014, KENYA WAS STILL AMONG THE COUNTRIES WITH THE HIGHEST NUMBERS OF CHILDREN INFECTED WITH HIV, ABOUT 13,000. The HIV epidemic was highly concentrated, with 15 of 47 counties in Kenya accounting for >75% of new infections.

    From 2015 - 2017, Born Free and a coalition of private donors supported 8 Kenyans (the “Rapid Response Team”) who worked within Ministry of Health to advise and support existing government teams in the highest burden counties.

    Major achievements included a 56% reduction in new infections from 2014 - 2017.

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      56% DECREASE: IN THE NUMBER OF CHILDREN NEWLY INFECTED WITH HIV IN KENYA FROM 2013-2016
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      98% DECREASE: IN THE NON-EFFICACIOUS TREATMENT FOR HIV+ PREGNANT WOMEN IN FOCUS COUNTIES IN KENYA
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      62% decrease: IN THE HIV+ PREGNANT WOMEN WHO WERE NOT ISSUED TREATMENT
       
    • 62% to 94%: Facilities regularly reporting PMTCT data in
      Rapid Response Team focus counties
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Country Partner
Nigeria

HIGHLIGHTS OF PROGRESS TOWARD ELIMINATION
  • From 2007 to 2010, there was a two percent annual decrease in the number of children newly infected with HIV in Nigeria. In 2011, Nigeria accounted for about 25 percent of all children newly infected with HIV around the world.

    In partnership with the Ministry of Health, Born Free convened a group of private funders who invested in Nigeria’s scale up of PMTCT by leveraging small investments against Nigeria’s >$500 million annual response to HIV. From 2012 - 2015, Born Free supported 12 Nigerians who worked within the federal and state Ministries of Health, acting as behind the scenes advisors, do-ers, and leaders in support of the existing government teams.

    Major achievements included a 100% increase in mothers on treatment (2013-2014).

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      3X INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF CLINICS OFFERING PMTCT SERVICES IN 2013
       
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      60% INCREASE IN COVERAGE OF PREGNANT WOMEN LIVING WITH HIV INITIATING TREATMENT FROM 2012 TO 2013
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      INCREASE IN PREGNANT WOMEN INITIATING TREATMENT FROM 2012-2014
       
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