Kitovu Mobile services approximately 90 pregnant women per year. Every pregnant mother owns the right to receive proper counseling and treatment throughout their pregnancy. The establishment of the PMTCT program offers the opportunity for all expectant mothers of Kitovu Mobile to receive proper services. More than 89% of pregnancies can result in the birth of an HIV negative child when the mother is properly counseled on ways to prevent mother-to-child transmission. Help end the spread of HIV.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
The largest program within Kitovu Mobile is the Comprehensive Care and Treatment Program (CCTP). The staff working within the CCTP department of Kitovu Mobile is quite knowledgeable on how to test patients for HIV, as well as treat them with ART, but lack the training tools to properly counsel and treat HIV positive mothers. Expectant mothers living with HIV must be provided with proper medication and counseling in order to reduce the numbers of HIV positive babies born to HIV positive mothers.
How will this project solve this problem?
The Prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) project will help to better inform expectant mothers of the importance of their health. In addition, Kitovu Mobile will be able to better assist their female patients in the event that they become pregnant. As the patients of Kitovu Mobile are counseled they will be able to share their knowledge throughout their local villages, helping to spread the importance of living a healthy life.
Potential Long Term Impact
With the establishment of the PMTCT project staff and patients of Kitovu Mobile will be able to better grasp the proper medications and care that should be taken when a HIV positive woman becomes pregnant. Through the understanding of ways to prevent transmission we hope to see a decrease in the numbers of HIV positive babies born.
This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.