Meeting the HIV, MNCH & Social Support Needs of Mothers & Their Young Children

The PEPFAR Technical Working Groups for Care and Support, PMTCT, Pediatric Treatment, OVC and Nutrition hosted a Field Driven Learning Meeting for U.S. government staff and partners in Africa from November 8-10, 2011 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The purpose of the three day meeting was to share promising practices and approaches to integrating HIV prevention, treatment, care and support services for pregnant women, infants and their mothers, and pre-school aged children and their mothers. Specifically the workshop allowed for South-to South sharing of successes and challenges.

The focus of this meeting looked beyond providing a single service to these populations to address a single need. Rather, presentations focused on a combination of services that meet the continuum of health and social service needs of clients, both through facility and community interventions across a lifetime. Specifically, the meeting aimed to:

  • Identify programs and approaches focused upon client identified needs and priorities which support a continuum of care approach to the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of health and social services for these target groups. The meeting will highlight evidence and evaluation findings of programs as well as innovations.
  • Provide a forum for country programs to share innovations and promising programs focused on the provision of a continuum of health and social services for these target populations. These innovations/programs may address challenges in designing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating programs.
  • Develop a catalog of PEPFAR-supported interventions that integrate facility and community based HIV and MNCH services around the mother-child dyad (inclusive of evaluation results, where available.)
  • Identify 1-2 potential next steps for each country program to improve the quality of existing integrated services and develop innovative programs. These next steps may include proposals for implementation, further evaluation, South-to-South/cross-learning technical assistance, or other next steps not yet identified.
  • Explore quality improvement opportunities and methods of routine monitoring and evaluation of integrated programs.


pdf Download the meeting report (PDF, 740 KB)


Country Profiles: MNCH, HIV, and OVC Service Indicators for Women and Their Children

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South Africa
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Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Day 1 Day 2 Day 3

Integrating Care: Meeting the MNCH and Social Needs of Mothers and Children-Evidence on Integration
(PDF, 1.7 MB)
Presented by Milly Kayongo
, USAID Global Health Bureau

Meeting the Full Needs of Mothers and Their Young Children Through Clinic and Community Interventions
(PDF, 731 KB)
Presented by Linda Richter
, Human Sciences Research Council/SA

Meeting the HIV/MNCH Health and Social Support Needs of Mothers and Their Young Children Technical Content Overview: 25 Months to Primary School
(PDF, 1.9 MB)
Presented by Anita Sampson
, USAID/South Africa

The Continuum: PEPFAR's Use of Integration as a Tool to Improve the Health of Mothers and Children, Build Stronger Health Systems, and Reduce HIV Incidence
(PDF, 2.7 MB)
Presented by Caroline Ryan,

South Africa: Infant Feeding Buddies- A Promising Practice on Supporting Mothers for Optimal Infant and Young Child Feeding
(PDF, 581 KB)
Presented by Nobanzi Dana

South Africa: KidzAlive, Psycho-social Care for HIV Infected/Affected Children and Their Caregivers
(PDF, 1.4 MB)
Presented by Nicole Potgieter
, Zoe-Life

An Integrated Care Pathway for Mothers and Their Young Children
(PDF, 499 KB)
Presented by Gretchen Bachman
, USAID OHA, and Hiwot Mama, Ethiopian client who benefited from integrated services

Ethiopia: The Mother Support Program in JHU-TSEHAI Supported Regions
(PDF, 1 MB)
Presented by
Daniel Kinde Getu, JHU-TSEHAI

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Family Centered Care
(PDF, 234 KB)
Presented by Yori Matumona
, Kinshasa School of Public Health/ University of North Carolina-DRC Program

Capitalizing on Opportunities, Guidelines, Theory and Practice to Improve Maternal and Child Survival in the Context of HIV
(PDF, 3.1 MB)
Presented by Nigel Rollins,

Nigeria: Integrated OVC Presentations
(PDF, 154 KB)
Presented by Philomena Irene

Namibia: Combining Health Education and Economic Strengthening for Integrated OVC Support
(PDF, 1.4 MB)
Presented by Silke Felton
, USAID/Namibia

Meeting the HIV/MNCH Health and Social Support Needs of Mothers and Their Young Children Technical Content Overview: Pregnancy and Childbirth
(PDF, 410 KB)
Presented by Milly Kayongo

Ethiopia: Pediatric Outreach HCT to Improve Pediatric ART Enrollment
(PDF, 581 KB)
Presented by Solomon Tessema
, ICAP/Ethiopia
Ethiopia: Expansion of Routine PITC in Pediatric Care Settings
(PDF, 399 KB)
Presented by Yoseph Gutema
, ICAP/Ethiopia

Zambia: Mentor Mothers, The m2m Approach
(PDF, 630 KB)
Presented by Dorothy Chikampa
, m2m

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Using the Champion Community (CC) Approach to Improve Early Infant Diagnosis
(PDF, 253 KB)
Presented by Mitterrand Katabuka

Meeting the HIV/MNCH Health and Social Support Needs of Mothers and Their Young Children Technical Content Overview: Monitoring and Evaluation
(PDF, 399 KB)
Presented by Rachel Blacher

Ethiopia: Male Involvement in PMTCT Using a Quality Improvement Approach
(PDF, 473 KB)
Presented by Gebremedhin Derebe
, AIDS Relief

Zambia: The Bwafwano Experience (PDF, 743 KB)
Marta Levitt-Dayal, USAID

Zambia: Community M&E to Track PMTCT and Mother/Infant Pairs Through Community Health Workers
(PDF, 399 KB)
Presented by Leoda Hamomba
, Boston University and ZCAHRD

Swaziland: Integration of ART in Primary Health Units Targeting Pregnant Women
(PDF, 162 KB)
Presented by Thembie Masuku,

Meeting the HIV/MNCH Health and Social Support Needs of Mothers and Their Young Children Technical Content Overview: Mothers and Their Children 0-24 Months
(PDF, 376 KB)
Presented by Andrew Abutu

Malawi: Integrating Across the Continuum of HIV Care-Lessons Learned from the Lilongwe Lighthouse Clinic
(PDF, 152 KB)
Presented by Thom Chaweza, Lighthouse Trust

Zambia: Provision of ART in Integrated MNCH & Model Approach to Following Mother/Infant Pairs
(PDF, 375 KB)
Presented by Kebby Musokotwane
and Cuthbert Kanene, Southern Provincial Medical Office

Ethiopia: Integrating FP Within HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care Services: the Experience of Integrated Family Health Program (IFHP)
(PDF, 1.6 MB)
Presented by Mengistu Asnake

Namibia: Targeting Inadequate Postnatal Infant and Young Child Nutrition, Follow-up, and Referral of PMTCT Mothers and Their Exposed Children
(PDF, 191 KB)
Presented by Ochi Ibe,
and Steve Okokwu, USAID/Namibia


Ethiopia: Back Up Support of Integrated PMTCT/MNCH Service at Health Post Level Increases PMTCT Uptake: The Experience of Integrated Family Health Program (IFHP)
(PDF, 376 KB)
Presented by Alemayehu Ayalew