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Integrating Prevention of Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission into Existing Maternal, Child, and Reproductive Health Programs

This issue of the Technical Guidance Series provides practical guidance in developing prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV & AIDS programs in health facilities and communities. It draws upon best practices that have emerged from the field, mainly Africa, as well as on current research, also largely conducted in Africa.

Two projects are used as case studies: The Ndola Demonstration Project in the Copperbelt of Zambia is providing many on-the-ground lessons for an integrated PMTCT model within a district-level maternal and child health program. Additional lessons come from Pathfinder International’s Community-Based HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care and Support Project in Kenya, which successfully supports community-based organizations and their health workers to provide prevention, as well as care and support activities for people living with HIV & AIDS.

Part 3 of the Technical Guidance Series.

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