Cameroon Project Briefs
Translating Data Into Evidence (TIDE)
The TIDE Cameroon program launched as a global cooperative agreement in October 2019. The program’s purpose is to implement HIV prevention, care, and treatment services for adult and pediatric, general, and key populations to achieve HIV and sustain epidemic, control.
TIDE Cameroon provides support to 73 health facilities across the PEPFAR-defined “Eastern Zone 3”, including 54 facilities in the Center Region and 19 facilities in the East Region. The program is implemented in partnership with the CDC and the Government of Cameroon (GoC) at all levels of the health system, as well as local community-based organizations, to enhance patient support and long-term engagement in HIV care.
Program objectives are:
- Improving HIV case finding through targeted HIV testing services (HTS) services in facilities and communities;
- Getting people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV) on treatment through innovative and optimized linkages to care;
- Ensuring retention in care and sustained viral load suppression;
- Increasing prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) coverage, uptake, and outcomes among HIV-positive women;
- Improving access to, coverage, uptake, and quality of pediatric/adolescent HIV services;
- Optimizing tuberculosis/HIV service integration and care outcomes;
- Strengthening laboratory services and systems for HIV and tuberculosis;
- Enhancing supply chain and commodity coordination at the facility level; and
- Strengthening data management and use at the facility and district levels.