Baylor College of Medicine International Pediatric AIDS Initiative (BIPAI) at
Texas Children's Hospital is the largest care and treatment network based
at an academic institution supporting.
programs for HIV-infected and -aected children in the world. BIPAI
consists of a network of nine independent, non-governmental
organizations (NGOs) operating 14 Centers and satellite centers of
excellence that provide comprehensive outpatient care for more than
350,000 children and families worldwide. Over the past 20 years, BIPAI
has also evolved its mission beyond HIV to include comprehensive health
programs designed to work within the local health systems and improve
maternal and child health outcomes. BIPAI provides technical assistance
to its network to ensure the highest level of quality care and treatment,
education and training for health professionals, and operational research
to improve patient care.