The MTCT-Plus Initiative, the world’s first multi-country HIV treatment program, aimed to demonstrate to a disbelieving world that it was possible to provide care and antiretroviral (ARV) treatment in resource-limited
The MTCT-Plus Initiative, the world’s first multi-country HIV treatment program, aimed to demonstrate to a disbelieving world that it was possible to provide care and antiretroviral (ARV) treatment in resource-limited settings, using programs to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) as an entry point. In December 2003, the MTCT-Plus Secretariat in New York (the precursor to ICAP, headed by ICAP’s Wafaa El-Sadr and Elaine Abrams) received its first grant from the new President’s Emergency Program For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). Four years later, the MTCT-Plus Initiative of Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health was providing HIV care and treatment for nearly 17,000 people at 14 sites in nine countries. MTCT-Plus received expansion funding from USAID in 2003 and 2006. By 2010, ICAP had provided HIV care and treatment to more than one million people. Find the MTCT-Plus and MTCT-Plus Expansion reports here.
Adolescents and young adults ART - antiretroviral therapy Cervical cancer screening Children Community health workers COVID-19 CQUIN Dear Florence DSD - Differentiated service delivery E-learning and online training EAIPC Ebola Featured HIS - Health information systems HIV HIV care and treatment HIV prevention HIV testing and counseling HPTN HRH - Human resources for health HSS - Health systems strengthening IPC - Infection Prevention and Control Laboratory Malaria Maternal and child health Midwifery Monkeypox MSM - Men who have sex with men NEPI Non-communicable diseases Nursing PHIA PMTCT - Prevention of mother-to-child transmission PrEP - pre-exposure prophylaxis PWID - People who inject drugs Research Sexual and gender-based violence SI - Strategic information Students TB and TB/HIV - Tuberculosis thisnursecan Training Vaccine Viral load Women