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PMTCT Training for Private Health Facilities

The MoHSW, Tanzania recognises the crucial role of private health facilities in implementing PMTCT services. The MoHSW therefore organised and facilitated a training on current PMTCT practices including Option B+ implementation for representatives from private health care facilities. The training took place in Bagamoyo, Tanzania

Featured Publications

Food insecurity is a barrier to prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission services in Zimbabwe: a cross-sectional study

Food insecurity is the lack of physical, social, and economic access to sufficient food for dietary needs and food preferences. The association between food insecurity and women’s uptake of services to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission (MTCT) was examined in this study in Zimbabwe. Cross-sectional data collected in 2012 from women living in five of ten [read more …]

The effect of integration of HIV care and treatment into antenatal care clinics on mother-to-child HIV transmission and maternal outcomes in Nyanza, Kenya: results from the SHAIP cluster randomized controlled trial.

This study is a cluster-randomized trial to evaluate the maternal and infant effects of integrating ANC, PMTCT, and HIV care and treatment services. Twelve clinics in Nyanza Province Kenya were randomized to provide integrated care (intervention arm) that included ANC, PMTCT, and HIV care and treatment in the same clinic; or standard of care (control [read more …]

Challenges of disseminating clinical practice guidelines in a weak health system: the case of HIV and infant feeding recommendations inTanzania

This qualitative study was conducted in Mbarali district of Mbeya region in Tanzania. There is currently not enough information available on barriers to the implementation of clinical guidelines in low-income settings with weak health systems, this study aimed to document such barriers and facilitating factors in the implementation of PMTCT guidelines with a focus on [read more …]