Implementation and Operational Research: Decentralization Does Not Assure Optimal Delivery of PMTCT and HIV-Exposed Infant Services in a Low Prevalence Setting.

@article{Edmonds2015ImplementationAO,
  title={Implementation and Operational Research: Decentralization Does Not Assure Optimal Delivery of PMTCT and HIV-Exposed Infant Services in a Low Prevalence Setting.},
  author={Andrew N. Edmonds and Lydia B. Feinstein and Vitus Okitolonda and Deidre Thompson and Bienvenu Kawende and Frieda S Behets},
  journal={Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes},
  year={2015},
  volume={70 4},
  pages={e130-9}
}
BACKGROUND The consequences of decentralizing prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission and HIV-exposed infant services to antenatal care (ANC)/labor and delivery (L&D) sites from dedicated HIV care and treatment (C&T) centers remain unknown, particularly in low prevalence settings. METHODS In a cohort of mother-infant pairs, we compared delivery of routine services at ANC/L&D and C&T facilities in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo from 2010-2013, using methods accounting for… CONTINUE READING
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