The First Lady of United Republic of Tanzania and the Minister for Health and Social Welfare support the eMTCT initiative
The First Lady, Mama Salma Kikwete, and the Minister for Health and Social Welfare Dr. Seif Rashid showing their support to the elimination of mother to child transmission of HIV (eMTCT) initiative during an eMTCT national stakeholders dialogue meeting.
The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MoHSW) is currently implementing Option B+ as one of the strategies to facilitate achievement of eMTCT goals and targets. With Option B+, all HIV–infected pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women will be initiated on antiretroviral treatment for life as soon as they are diagnosed, irrespective of their CD4 count and World Health Organization clinical staging. The MoHSW recommends the use of a fixed drug combination of Tenofovir/Lamivudine/Efavirenz (TLE) taken as one tablet a day, for life.