Keep Zambian Mothers & Infants Healthy & HIV Free

 
$1,660
$48,340
Raised
Remaining
May 31, 2013

Including Fathers Increases Female Testing

Engaging Community in HIV Testing
Engaging Community in HIV Testing
  • Linkage to Health Services: Mansa NZP+ started off working with just one clinic. Their initial focus was to increase number of women coming to the clinic for testing. They accomplished this successfully by including fathers (increased father involved by 68%). This increased number of women who enrolled in PMTCT. But after birth of babies, women did not return to the clinic. Mansa NZP stepped in to track mother-child infant pairs and link them back into the clinic. In that process they have created a strong relationship between the clinic and the mother-child pair through the community health volunteer support system. They also supported clinics by creating rooms where mothers could sit comfortably while they waited for their appointments. At the hospital level, they placed an advocate who helps women get the services they need when they travel a long distance to the hospital.  
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Project Leader

Zanele Sibanda

Director of Programs
Santa Cruz, CA United States

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