Rapid Expansion of Antiretroviral Therapy Programs

Country/Countries:
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Principal Investigator:
John Lichten, Executive Director of PEPFAR, Senior Advisor for International Health Programs

Department:
PEPFAR

Sponsors:
HRSA-HIV/AIDS Bureau-Public Health Service

Dates of Research:
March 1, 2004 — August 31, 2012

Description:

As part of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) the Harvard School of Public Health will work with local collaborators to build capacity to deliver high quality HIV/AIDS treatment and care in three countries, Botswana, Nigeria, and Tanzania. The project in Nigeria seeks to develop a comprehensive sustainable clinical HIV care and treatment program through the establishment and continuing support of clinical sites that provide anti-retroviral therapy (ART). Similar sites have been established in Tanzania for the purpose of expanding and continuing ART. In Botswana the focus of the project is the development of Master Clinical Trainer Corps as well as the development of a strong national monitoring and evaluation system. PEPFAR is scheduled to continue through 2013 building a sustainable network to battle global HIV/AIDS.

Website: http://www.pepfar.gov/