The Health Policy Project has ended, but work continues under a new USAID five-year project, Health Policy Plus (HP+).
Author(s): J. Waldron, A. Adesina, S. Alkenbrack, S. Forsythe, E. Reuben, A. Amzel, R. Phelps
Primary Language: English
It is estimated that 80,000 infants born annually in Zambia are at risk of acquiring HIV from their mothers. In 2011, more than 415,000 Zambians were on antiretroviral therapy (ART), but the number of children accessing ART services lagged significantly behind that of adults. Ensuring universal access to ART requires more information about the costs of scaling up services to reach every child in need. To inform the resource investment required to increase coverage of pediatric ART, the USAID- and PEPFAR-funded Health Policy Project (HPP), along with the Ministry of Health of the Government of the Republic of Zambia (MOH), examined the average additional cost to infant and child health services at the health facility level (incremental cost) of providing clinical pediatric ART services for children living with HIV. HPP and the MOH also analyzed the cost drivers of treatment to identify opportunities for increasing efficiencies. This poster shows the results of this work and was presented at the 20th International AIDS Conference in July 2014.