The project will work to increase access to HIV Education, Infant Early Diagnosis, Increase access to Treatment for Exposed Infants and provide on going support to children and their families
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Mansa is the provincial headquarters of Luapula province with an estimated population of 179,749, HIV prevalence is estimated at 10.2%, with 18,361 people living with HIV/AIDS and 53.1% females are HIV positive (2007 Zambia Demographic and Heath Survey) .Nearly 35 per cent of babies born to HIV-infected parents inherit the disease, and without treatment about half of those will die before their second birthday. Often Parents don not even know until they see their children suffer and die.
How will this project solve this problem?
Reminding mothers to return to the health centre for follow up antenatal care services and delivery, Tracking those missing clinical appointment and defaulting Reminding them to come with their infants for early infant diagnosis test and results
Potential Long Term Impact
Reduce the mother to child HIV transmission It will reduce the turn-around time for the Dried Blood Sample results sent for analysis Reduce infant mortality caused by HIV related illnesses
This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.