Extending Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission (PMTCT) of HIV Through Postpartum Family Planning
In Lesotho, Council researchers tested the feasibility and effect of a strengthened postpartum care program.
This project was designed to address the rapid rise in HIV incidence among antenatal clients. The intervention, implemented with the USAID-supported Partnership for Family-Centered HIV Programs, tested the feasibility and effect of a strengthened postpartum care program. The study introduced a postpartum care package including syphilis screening and management; HIV testing, counseling, and PMTCT; discussion of postpartum family planning choices; and discussion of prevention of sexually transmitted infections, including HIV. In addition, the approach included three postpartum visits—at 24 hours, one week, and six weeks. The program was tested at Mafeteng Hospital, a major hospital already providing PMTCT services.
Extending prevention of mother-to-child transmission through postpartum family planning in Lesotho (PDF)
Warren,Charlotte; Phafoli,Semakaleng; Majara,Bosielo; Tsukuluet,Thato
FRONTIERS Final Report
Publication date: 2008
Location: Lesotho (Mafeteng)
Duration: 5/2006 - 5/2008
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