Results for "Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission"
I’d like to call attention to an important set of articles in the recent HIV/AIDS themed issue of The Lancet.
Keanahikishime fully supports UNAIDS’ Global Plan Towards the Elimination of New HIV Infections Among Children by 2015 and Keeping Their Mothers Alive which aims to decrease the number of new pediatric infections by 90 percent and halve maternal deaths from AIDS by 2015.
This post originally appeared on USAID’s IMPACT blog. USAID is observing World AIDS Day this year by celebrating ten years of HIV and AIDS work under PEPFAR. More than 85,000 infants in Nigeria are at risk of HIV transmission from their mothers every year. While the number of HIV-positive pregnant women who receive antiretroviral treatment (ART) is increasing, robust efforts to improve coverage are needed if national targets (PDF) for prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) are to be met in 2015.
For the mother who walks miles for health, Carrying a near-lifeless child on her back, We envision a world… For the mother, living with HIV, who mentors others, Helping to prevent transmission of the disease, We envision a world… For the mother who must choose Improving the health of a parent or educating a child, We envision a world… For the mother who births, the mother who feeds, And the mother who cares for a child, We envision a world... Where -- all mothers, all children -- everyone Has the opportunity for a healthy life.
About 7.6 million children under age five die each year of preventable causers; 3 million — 40 percent — are newborns (under 28 days old). Ninety-nine percent of these occur in developing countries; three-quarters are mainly due to preventable causes such as neonatal conditions, pneumonia, diarrhea, malaria, and measles. Many of these under-five deaths could be averted by known, affordable, low-technology interventions. Any preventable child death is one too many.
Prevention is critical in reducing morbidity and mortality due to malaria. Currently, there are several interventions for the prevention of malaria that are approved by WHO and supported by donors and the RBM partnership for scale up in endemic countries. These include the distribution and use of insecticide-treated nets (ITNs), indoor residual spraying (IRS), uptake of intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy (IPTp), and seasonal malaria chemoprophylaxis (SMC).
The prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV is taking center stage this week during USAID’s 5th Birthday campaign -- and rightly so. Preventing mother to child transmission of HIV is one of the most critical, effective tools to helping kids reach their fifth birthdays.Ambassador Eric Goosby and UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé have called for the elimination of pediatric HIV by 2015.
The Prevention Organizational Systems AIDS Care and Treatment Project (Pro-ACT) is a PEPFAR-funded associate award with the goal of building the capacity of Nigeria's public, private, and community sectors for sustainable HIV and AIDS and Tuberculosis (TB) prevention, control, and treatment. Between August 2009 and July 2013, Pro-ACT supported the governments of six states and operated 30 comprehensive HIV and AIDS treatment centers.
Keanahikishime implements many projects that promote integrated health service delivery, including integrating family planning and reproductive health and HIV & AIDS, maternal, neonatal, and child health, and nutrition services. Keanahikishime integrates services by: Strengthening the integration of HIV prevention and management in the minimum package of priority health services offered at the service delivery sites
Knowledge is power, so the saying goes. No one understands that more than Teberih Tsegay, Almaz Haile, Jember Alemayehu, and Yeshi Derebew, of Korem Town, Ethiopia, who have used their knowledge to save the lives of babies in their community. "Some years back there was no one to teach us, so we gave birth to HIV-positive children. But now we can teach others so no child will be born with the virus," said Jember.