The Capable Partners Program (CAP) (2003-2013)
Project Website: http://www.ngoconnect.net/home
The Capable Partners Program (CAP) in South Africa integrates maternal nutrition and infant and young child feeding (IYCF) state-of-the-art practices into prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV service delivery at primary health care facilities and community clinics in nine priority sites in all provinces. The program includes: advocacy for integrated PMTCT programming; technical assistance to the National Department of Health on policy, guidelines, and national training curriculum; and training of facility and community health providers in PMTCT, counseling and negotiation skills, and social and behavior change communication. CAP uses a five-step process that addresses effective use of site data, national policies, and site-specific challenges to design an integrated program in conjunction with health facility and community providers. It also provides supportive follow-up with monitoring and evaluation for sustainability and using results and lessons learned for program improvement. This is a joint project between the Global Health, Population and Nutrition Group and the Social Change Group at AED.
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