elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (eMTCT)

Webinar: What works in elimination of mother to child transmission of HIV: Lessons from the Partnership for HIV-Free Survival

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Webinar

Join MEASURE Evaluation January 16 from 9–10am EST for a webinar on what works to eliminate mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of HIV. The clear and compelling legacy of the Partnership for HIV-Free Survival (PHFS), a six-country USAID and PEPFAR-funded effort aimed at improving nutrition and MTCT outcomes in sub-Saharan Africa, is that a combination of straightforward activities can be introduced, implemented, and embraced by frontline staff as a way to improve service delivery and outcomes for prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT). 

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Should HIV testing for all pregnant women continue? Cost-effectiveness of universal antenatal testing compared to focused approaches across high to very low HIV prevalence settings

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Author
Ishikawa, N., Dalal, S., Johnson, C., et al.

HIV testing is the entry point for the elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV. Decreasing external funding for the HIV response in some low- and middle-income countries has triggered the question of whether a focused approach to HIV testing targeting pregnant women in high-burden areas should be considered. This study aimed at determining and comparing the cost-effectiveness of universal and focused HIV testing approaches for pregnant women across high to very low HIV prevalence settings.

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Elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV: lessons learned from success in Thailand

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Author
Usa Thisyakorn

In 1988, the generalised HIV/AIDS epidemic in Thailand began and in the same year the first HIV-exposed infant in Thailand was born at King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, Bangkok. From the early to mid-1990s, an epidemic wave of HIV-infected women and infants occurred. Heterosexual HIV transmission, as described in the Asian Epidemic Model, was the major mode of spread in Thailand, causing an increasing number of HIV-infected pregnant women.

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HIV/AIDS Specialist (POC-EMTCT) (UNICEF, Kenya)

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The POC & eMTCT Specialist will be responsible to accelerate the response to diagnostics for the HIV-infected mother, the HIV-exposed and HIV-infected infant in accordance to the national plan for accelerating HIV care and treatment, the EMTCT strategic framework and the national POC implementation plan.

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Factors Associated with PMTCT Cascade Completion in Four African Countries

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Author
Dionne-Odom, J., Welty, T.K., Westfall, A.O., et al.

Many countries are working to reduce or eliminate mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of HIV. Prevention efforts have been conceptualized as steps in a cascade but cascade completion rates during and after pregnancy are low.

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Webinar: Gender and PMTCT/EMTCT Participation in Malawi and Uganda under Option B+

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Webinar

The USAID-funded MEASURE Evaluation project is hosting a webinar and live Q&A session on Tuesday, December 13, from 9:00-10:00am EST to present findings from a study on Gender and Participation in Prevention or Elimination of Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission Programs in Malawi and Uganda under Option B+.

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Engaging private health providers to extend the global availability of PMTCT services

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Author
James J. White, Sean Callahan, Samantha Lint, Helen Li, and Aida Yemaneberhan

The past decade has seen tremendous progress in making services to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) services more available in many HIV high-prevalence settings. Despite this progress, new HIV infections among pregnant women, newborns, and infants remain unacceptably high, and AIDS remains one of the leading causes of death among women of reproductive age and infants worldwide.

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