HIV/AIDS Clinical Services Program (HCSP) in Rwanda
Under the HIV/AIDS Clinical Services Program (HCSP) in Rwanda, FHI 360 helped increase access to quality HIV-related clinical services through integrated, evidence-based programming. HCSP built the capacity of Rwandan health institutions to provide comprehensive HIV prevention, care and treatment services; integrate and link HIV services with other care provided at the primary and secondary health care levels; and manage district health networks. HCSP also supported case management for gender-based violence and strengthened services for maternal and child health, family planning, and water and sanitation.
Throughout the duration of the five-year program, HCSP supported 163 health institutions in 18 districts and reached 450,000 women with services for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV. Through the combined efforts of FHI 360 and its partners, the project tested more than 10,000 HIV-exposed infants for HIV at 6 weeks of age. By September 2012, more than 34,000 clients, including 2,354 children, were receiving antiretroviral therapy; 43,398 adults and 3,903 children received antiretroviral therapy under the program.
HCSP, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, was implemented by FHI 360 with the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation and IntraHealth International.