Results for "Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission"
MSH fully supports UNAIDS’ Global Plan Towards the Elimination of New HIV Infections Among Children by 2015 and Keeping Their Mothers Alive which aims to decrease the number of new pediatric infections by 90 percent and halve maternal deaths from AIDS by 2015.
Prevention is critical in reducing morbidity and mortality due to malaria. Currently, there are several interventions for the prevention of malaria that are approved by WHO and supported by donors and the RBM partnership for scale up in endemic countries. These include the distribution and use of insecticide-treated nets (ITNs), indoor residual spraying (IRS), uptake of intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy (IPTp), and seasonal malaria chemoprophylaxis (SMC).
MSH implements many projects that promote integrated health service delivery, including integrating family planning and reproductive health and HIV & AIDS, maternal, neonatal, and child health, and nutrition services. MSH integrates services by: Strengthening the integration of HIV prevention and management in the minimum package of priority health services offered at the service delivery sites
An estimated 3.4 million children are living with HIV and 1,000 more are infected each day. HIV is more aggressive in children, with half of them dying before the age of two. Although improved prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) programming has helped to reduce the number of HIV infections in children, there are still large numbers of children without access to proper HIV care and treatment, particularly in resource-limited settings.
A principal strategy for MSH’s gender-sensitive programming is engaging and empowering women and girls as both consumers and suppliers of health services. Engaging women and girls in the design of health project ensures that activities respond to their actual and expressed needs, rather than perceived needs.