Obstacles in executing preventions plans for HIV birth infections

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2008
TITLE AUTHOR(S): N.Phaswana-Mafuya
KEYWORDS: HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS PREVENTION, PREVENTION OF MOTHER TO CHILD TRANSMISSION (PMTCT) PROGRAMME
DEPARTMENT: Social Aspects of Public Health (SAPH)
Intranet: HSRC Library: shelf number 5865

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Abstract

Good programmes to prevent the transmission of HIV from mother-to-child during birth (PMTCT programmes) exist, but what prevents the proper implementation of these programmes in the Eastern Cape? Nancy Phaswana-Mafuya, a director in the Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS and Health research programme, presented a study at the Conference that shows that these obstacles are systemic, starting at provincial, district, facility, and community levels, right down to household levels.