Positive Telehealth Project: The Addis Clinic & CADFIN-Cameroon

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Earlier this year, The Addis Clinic and one of our partners, Mr. Joanes Jang of Child Aid Development Foundation International (CADFIN) in Cameroon, submitted a proposal to the Start Free Challenge sponsored by ViiV Healthcare.  This positive action challenge recognizes the potential of innovations implemented at the local level to rapidly reduce new HIV infections in children.

We were excited to announce late this summer that our Positive Telehealth proposal was one of the four 2018 winners!  Positive Telehealth was developed through a collaborative effort of The Addis Clinic andCADFIN in an attempt to break the barriers of preventing maternal to child transmission of HIV and providing the most effective antiretroviral treatment available for every child, adolescent, young woman, and pregnant or breastfeeding mothers living with HIV/AIDS in the Mezam Division of the North West Region of Cameroon . 

With the funding of this program, we were able to get Positive Telehealth off the ground this month! CADFIN has coordinated additional partnerships with 5 health centers in North West Cameroon, and they have all started training on how to utilize teleconsultations and The Addis Clinic services to better reach their HIV/AIDS patients.  We are excited to progress further in this initiative and are grateful for the support of ViiV Healthcare and the Start Free Challenge.