Evaluations of the Partnership for HIV-Free Survival

At the request of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), MEASURE Evaluation—funded by USAID and the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)—conducted rapid assessments of the implementation of the Partnership for HIV-Free Survival in each country.

The Partnership for HIV-Free Survival (PHFS), implemented in six countries in eastern and sub-Saharan Africa between 2012 and 2016, was a collaboration among the United States President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), UNICEF, and the World Health Organization (WHO). Its goal was to accelerate the uptake of WHO’s Guidelines on HIV and Infant Feeding: 2010 (http://www.who.int/maternal_child_adolescent/documents/9789241599535/en/) by the participating countries. These countries were Kenya, Lesotho, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda.

Although aims differed slightly by country, the initiative was designed to reduce mother-to-child transmission of HIV and increase child survival through improvements in breastfeeding practices, antiretroviral therapy uptake and coverage among HIV-positive pregnant women and mothers, and overall mother-baby care.

These briefs outline the findings of a rapid assessment of PHFS, conducted in  June 2017 by MEASURE Evaluation, which is funded by the United States Agency for International Development and PEPFAR