A range of tools and resources to support pediatric health professionals working with children, adolescents and mothers with HIV.
1. Why was the Paediatric HIV Resource Library developed?
After many years of neglect, global partners are now realizing that the fight against the HIV epidemic must not leave children behind. Ambitious new targets and goals have been set to greatly expand the number of HIV-infected children on antiretroviral treatment, optimize strategies for pediatric HIV case finding and pediatric HIV treatment options, decentralize pediatric HIV care and treatment and integrate pediatric HIV care and treatment into child survival platforms to ensure that no child is missed.
IATT Child Survival Working Group has developed the Paediatric Resource Library to provide an online collection of resources and tools for health-care workers, program managers and policy makers in resource-limited settings endorsed by IATT member organizations to accelerate the implementation of high quality, effective HIV Care and Treatment Programs for infants, children and adolescents infected or affected by HIV.
2. Who is the IATT Child Survival Working Group?
The IATT Child Survival Working Group (CSWG) sets out to coordinate and facilitate technical, operational and programmatic guidance, share information and learning from technical assistance to priority countries, and facilitate knowledge dissemination for addressing critical gaps in pediatric and adolescent HIV care and treatment. Current group members represent the following organizations: Baylor College of Medicine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Clinton Health Access Initiative, Catholic Medical Mission Board, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, FHI 360, FuturesGroup, International AIDS Society, International Center for AIDS Programmes, IntraHealth, Management for Science Health, MSI, Ministry of Health Kenya, Ministry of Health Uganda, Ministry of Health Mozambique, Ministry of Health Zimbabwe, Pediatric AIDS Treatment for Africa, Partnership for Supply Chain Management, Save the Children, UNFPA, UNICEF, UNAIDS, USAID, World Food Programme, World Health Organization, and World Vision.
3. How is the Paediatric Resource Library organized?
The Paediatric Resource Library is organized by along the continuum of care. Tools related to policy-making, supply chain and costing, training, mentoring and supervision, clinical care are also included.
- Policy and Decision-Making
- Training, Mentoring and Supervision Tools
- Prevention of HIV Infection in Paediatric and Adolescent Populations
- Identification and Diagnosis of Infants, Children and Adolescents living with HIV
- Care and Treatment of Infants, Children and Adolescents Living with HIV
- Retention of Infants, Children and Adolescents Living with HIV
- Paediatric ARVs
- Other Resources
4. Who is the audience for the library?
The Paediatric Resource Library contains a variety of tools and resources aimed at multiple audiences and stakeholders, including health care workers, programme managers and policymakers in resource limited settings.