Uptake and outcomes of a prevention-of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) program in Zomba district, Malawi

@inproceedings{Lettow2011UptakeAO,
  title={Uptake and outcomes of a prevention-of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) program in Zomba district, Malawi},
  author={Monique van Lettow and Richard Albert Bedell and Megan Landes and Lucy Gawa and Stephanie Gatto and Isabell Mayuni and Adrienne K Chan and Lyson Tenthani and Erik J. Schouten},
  booktitle={BMC public health},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND HIV prevalence among pregnant women in Malawi is 12.6%, and mother-to-child transmission is a major route of transmission. As PMTCT services have expanded in Malawi in recent years, we sought to determine uptake of services, HIV-relevant infant feeding practices and mother-child health outcomes. METHODS A matched-cohort study of HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected mothers and their infants at 18-20 months post-partum in Zomba District, Malawi. 360 HIV-infected and 360 HIV-uninfected… CONTINUE READING
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