TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2016

ViiV Healthcare strives to end mother-to-child HIV transmission

ViiV Healthcare recently used its Positive Action for Children Fund (PACF) to give grants to 34 new community-based organizations in 16 countries, all with the goal of ending mother-to-child HIV transmissions.

The new funds will be specifically dedicated to eliminating mother to child transmissions (eMTCT) of the infection. Most of the funds will be sent to Sub-Saharan African communities.

This announcement was emphasized at the PACF Summit, which occurred at the same time as the 18th International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa (ICASA).

“For the past five years, our Positive Action for Children Fund has supported projects that drive real change for women and children in communities most affected by HIV,” ViiV Healthcare CEO Dominique Limet said. “Since ViiV Healthcare was first established, we have taken a meaningful approach to partnering with grass-roots organisations to deliver interventions that have made a difference to communities where the need is greatest.”

Ongoing support is necessary for health professionals to eliminate these transmissions and improve the wellness of children as well as women who are impacted by the virus.

“The PACF welcomes applications from organisations to support HIV communities where the need is greatest,” Peter McDermott, the fund's chairman of the board said. “At the core of PACF’s effort is a unique focus on grassroots change, ensuring our grantees are enabled to achieve the greatest impact possible to help end mother to child transmission of HIV.”

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