Our Team

  • Dr. Iyiola Faturiyele, Country Director, EQUIP Right to Care

Our Consortium Partners

  • Right to Care

Population and GDP

  • 2.2 Million

GDP in 2016

  • $2.2 Billion USD

HIV Statistics

Number of people living with HIV (all ages)
Deaths due to AIDS (all ages)
Number of orphans due to AIDS (0 – 17)
Estimated antiretroviral treatment coverage (adults ages 15+)
Estimated percentage of pregnant women living with HIV who receive antiretroviral medications for PMTCT

More about the work we do in Lesotho

EQUIP Lesotho provides rapid Test & Start roll-out support particularly focused on reaching men and pre-ART tracking and tracing. With Anova Health Institute – an EQUIP consortium partner – leading international experts in key population services for MSM and PrEP, an assessment was conducted to establish comprehensive men’s clinics in Lesotho. Implementation lead partner Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) formed part of the assessment team and findings reported to the USAID mission indicated the strong need for these clinics given the high male migrancy work population. This key population was accelerated into care through Test & Start, and strengthened linkage systems were developed. A social media education and awareness program was embarked on with Viral Load monitoring support provided to enhance the care and treatment of all patients.

In January 2017 EQUIP commenced with a migrant population demonstration project centred around multi-month scripting and dispensing. The programme has since rapidly accelerated.

About Lesotho

Lesotho suffers from high infant mortality rates and levels of malnutrition, in addition to having a high prevalence of tuberculosis and an HIV/AIDS prevalence of 23.4 percent (UNAIDS 2014). Decreased revenues from the Southern Africa Custom’s Union, due to the recent global economic downturn, have resulted in severe budget constraints for the government.

Lesotho in the news

Male-friendly HIV services in Lesotho

Jul 25th, 2017|Comments Off on Male-friendly HIV services in Lesotho

EQUIP consortium member Anova Health Institute, has begun work on a technical assistance project with EQUIP Lesotho to support the Elizabeth Glaser Paediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) in developing male-friendly services that will encourage men, including [...]

Innovations: ICA tool

Jul 25th, 2017|Comments Off on Innovations: ICA tool

The Lesotho Implementation Capacity Assessment, carried out by EQUIP for the country’s Ministry of Health, shows that significant progress can be made towards its 90-90-90 Test and Start goals by strengthening facility-level information systems, stock [...]