Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission (PMTCT) of HIV
HIV is the leading cause of death for women of reproductive age worldwide and a major contributor to infant mortality. PMTCT strategies reduce the risk of mother-to-infant transmission from nearly 40 percent to under 5 percent. PMTCT is a gateway for HIV prevention, treatment, care, and support services for the whole family.
AIDSTAR-One, a leading resource network in PMTCT programming for USAID and other agencies, provides global technical leadership and facilitates knowledge sharing.