Successful PMTCT (prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV) programs retain both mother and baby in care for 18 months after delivery, ensuring HIV status and developmental milestones are monitored throughout the breastfeeding period.
At Witkoppen Health and Welfare Centre, we expanded the existing antenatal clinic (ANC) and post-natal clinic (PNC) services to include a full complement of mother-infant follow-up, including integrated care for mothers and infants, health education talks, support groups, and nutritional/psychosocial support. The post-natal programme, A FRESH Start, is funded by the Gift of Hope (A Future Realized through Education, Support and Healthcare).
A poster outlining the key factors in the implementation of a model PMTCT program at Witkoppen was presented at the 2015 SA AIDS Conference, please see attachment.
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