HIV/AIDS transmission from mothers to children prevention is limited in Uganda. Pregnant mothers have challenges of antenatal services. Most deliveries are carried by traditional birth attendants. Mothers attend antenatal clinics services without their spouses. Supply of HIV/AIDS testing kits, drugs and sundries are irregular and untimely. This project is therefore designed to contribute to improved PMTCT services through providing HIV counseling testing, antenatal care and delivery services.
The HIV/AIDS Epidemiological surveillance report of 2010 reveals that HIV/AIDS epidemic in the country annually continues to rise. About 130,000 new infections occur every year and 25,000 of these are babies who acquire from parents. Antenatal, delivery, family planning, community mobilization and sensitization are not comprehensive due to inadequate Government supply of PMTCT medical drugs and sundries. Poor Ugandan pregnant mothers cannot afford to procure antenatal and maternity supplies.
The project will ensure that testing kits, drugs and sundries are are always equipped and available in the antenatal clinic. The community will be mobilized and sensitized on PMTCT and the packages that will be disseminated includes positive prevention, use of condom, family planning, abstinence and being faithful.
The organization will ensure that antenatal and delivery services are all times available at the health center and effectively provided to pregnant mothers.
The project will support 2300 pregnant women with PMTCT services to ensure that they have safe delivery, which will contribute to the elimination of mother to child transmission of HIV/AIDS, and reduction of Mortality and maternal death rate in Uganda.
Total Funding Received to Date: $0
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $19,960
Total Funding Goal: $19,960
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).