Community Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV (c-PMTCT)
World Vision’s Integrated Approach
For the first time, the elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV is considered a realistic public health goal and an important part of the campaign to achieve the United Nations Millennium Development Goals(MDGs) 4, 5 and 6. As an organisation that works directly in the communities, World Vision sees its role in strengthening PMTCT on this level. Therefore, the organisation’s focus is on community-PMTCT (c-PMTCT). Community-based interventions within each of the four ‘prongs’ of PMTCT are designed to increase community need (demand) for health services and commodities and to strengthen the quality of these services at the primary health-care (PHC) level. In addition, community institutions themselves are strengthened to advocate for the supply of services in accordance with international guidelines, and they are empowered to sustain the social mobilisation and the continuum of care for mothers and children within a family-based approach. c-PMTCT includes the early diagnosis of exposed infants and clinical referral for enrolment in CPT and ART to reduce preventable deaths of newborns and children under 5. This family-based approach ensures that male partners and other household cultural influencers are involved in the care and treatment of mother and child.
Why is PMTCT important for World Vision?
Goals for World Vision’s PMTCT programmes
World Vision’s contribution to PMTCT
Key c-PMTCT activities to integrate into World Vision programmes
How will World Vision implement c-PMTCT?
World Vision’s c-PMTCT models and the UNAIDS Global Plan
Expected outcomes
Priority countries for c-PMTCT roll-out
World Vision’s c-PMTCT process
Role of strategic partnerships in successful c-PMTCT work
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Posted : 2012-09-06 20:56:07 GMT
Author/Authors : World Vision
Publishers : Global Health and WASH
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Publication Date : June 2012
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