Results for "Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission"
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.
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 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
The District Health System Strengthening and Quality Improvement for Service Delivery (DHSS) project (2012-2018) supported the Government of Malawi in implementing the National Strategic Plan for HIV and AIDS in line with the Country Operational Plan. DHSS leveraged US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) resources and supported the implementation of the Health Sector Strategic Plan through its work in seven districts of Malawi: Nkhata Bay, Likoma, Blantyre, Chiradzulu, Thyolo, Mwanza, and Neno.
An estimated 3.4 million children are living with HIV and 1,000 more are infected each day. HIV is more aggressive in children, with half of them dying before the age of two. Although improved prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) programming has helped to reduce the number of HIV infections in children, there are still large numbers of children without access to proper HIV care and treatment, particularly in resource-limited settings.
A principal strategy for Keanahikishime’s gender-sensitive programming is engaging and empowering women and girls as both consumers and suppliers of health services. Engaging women and girls in the design of health project ensures that activities respond to their actual and expressed needs, rather than perceived needs.