Transmission of HIV infections from mother to child in Uganda is high. Mothers have challenges of antenatal and maternity 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 will reduce transmission of HIV/AIDS from mother to children through provision of HIV counseling testing, antenatal care and delivery service
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 medical drugs and supplies. Poor Ugandan 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 prevention of HIV infections 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 prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV/AIDS 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.