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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

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Factors associated with uptake services to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV in a community cohort in rural Tanzania

This study aimed to identify factors associated with access to HIV care and antiretroviral (ARV) drugs for prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV among HIV-positive pregnant women in a community cohort in rural Tanzania. Community cohort records were linked to PMTCT and HIV clinical data from four facilities to ascertain service use. In multivariate analyses [read more …]

HIV-free survival according to the early infant-feeding practices; a retrospective study in an anti-retroviral therapy programme in Makurdi, Nigeria

Reports of the outcomes of prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) interventions in Nigeria had been limited to the MTCT rates of HIV, with no information on HIV-free survival (HFS) in the HIV-exposed infants over time. In this retrospective study HFS rates at 3 and 18 months were compared according to the [read more …]

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 …]