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A Streamlined System for Mother and Baby Care HIV Care Management
The USAID Strengthening Uganda’s Systems for Treating AIDS Nationally project (USAID|SUSTAIN) supports improved retention of mothers and babies in care by supporting the establishment and functioning of mother-baby care points where maternal and HIV-exposed infant care services are delivered together. Twelve of the fourteen supported hospitals now have functional care points. These care points will improve retention of mother and baby clients in care and improve HIV services.
The project supported the Uganda Ministry of Health to roll out PMTCT Option B-Plus interventions to 12 regional referral hospitals and two general hospitals countrywide in 2012. The project provides both technical (service-provider, clinical skills-strengthening through mentoring and coaching, management and coordination) and logistics support to ensure all pregnant and breastfeeding mothers and their babies receive appropriate interventions in time and are retained in care.
The full article, "Establishing mother-baby care points: A strategy to increase retention of HIV-infected pregnant and lactating mothers and their infants into care," can be read on the USAID/SUSTAIN blog, here.
July 23, 2014