Integrating PMTCT Into Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health and Related Services: Experiences From the Global Plan Priority Countries

by Karusa Kiragu, Lynn Collins, Deborah Von Zinkernagel et al.
JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: 01 May 2017 – Vol. 75, Issue p S36–S42

7 pp. 198 kB,_N

In 2011, the Global Plan towards the Elimination of New HIV Infections among Children by 2015 and Keeping Their Mothers Alive (Global Plan) urgently advocated expanding delivery of services for prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) services through greater integration with sexual and reproductive health and child health services. This article gives an overview of approaches taken by some of the Global Plan’s 22 focus countries and identifies key programmatic considerations. PMTCT has become progressively integrated within a range of services, including maternal health, pediatrics, antiretroviral therapy, and family planning. Integration has increased access to PMTCT services, and has generally been acceptable to both clients and providers.

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