TAFU II

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TAFU 2- Reaching all! Communities taking the lead to improve paediatric HIV care.

This community-based program will trace children living with HIV, who are not yet enrolled in health care or have dropped out, refer them to health centres and follow up on them after they are enrolled in care. Through community resource persons and village health teams, and using an integrated approach, we will address the barriers that are hindering children living with HIV access to treatment. 5000 children living with HIV will be traced and (re-)enrolled in health care as a result of the program in 30 districts with high paediatric treatment scale-up potential.

The program is mostly health facility based and doesn’t have the capacity potential to reach the hard-to-reach children. These children can only be traced in the communities where they are born and cared for. With the community-based program Reaching All! Communities taking the lead to improve paediatric HIV care we can complement the Unfinished Business Program.

The program will work in the communities and trace children living with HIV, who are not yet enrolled in health care or have dropped out, refer them to health centres and follow up on them after they are enrolled in care to ensure retention. Through community resource persons and village health teams, and using an integrated approach, we will ensure that 5000 children living with HIV will be (re-)enrolled in health care. These are hard-to-reach children that are otherwise not found by the health facilities and/or have dropped out of care.

The program approach focuses on on strengthening the links between health facilities and community structures, capacitating the community groups and addressing the barriers that are hindering children living with HIV access to treatment.