Supporting Option B+ scale up and strengthening the prevention of mother-to-child transmission cascade in central Malawi: results from a serial cross-sectional study

@inproceedings{Herce2015SupportingOB,
  title={Supporting Option B+ scale up and strengthening the prevention of mother-to-child transmission cascade in central Malawi: results from a serial cross-sectional study},
  author={Michael E Herce and Tiwonge K Mtande and Frank Chimbwandira and Innocent A Mofolo and Christine Kapira Chingondole and Nora E Rosenberg and Kathy E. Lancaster and Esmie Kamanga and Jacqueline R Chinkonde and Wiza Kumwenda and Gerald L Tegha and Mina C Hosseinipour and Irving F. Hoffman and Francis E A Martinson and Eva Kristin Stein and Charles Michael van der Horst},
  booktitle={BMC Infectious Diseases},
  year={2015}
}
BackgroundWe established Safeguard the Family (STF) to support Ministry of Health (MoH) scale-up of universal antiretroviral therapy (ART) for HIV-infected pregnant and breastfeeding women (Option B+) and to strengthen the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) cascade from HIV testing and counseling (HTC) through maternal ART provision and post-delivery early infant HIV diagnosis (EID). To these ends, we implemented the following interventions in 5 districts: 1) health worker… CONTINUE READING
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