Assessment of PMTCT/MNCH Integration in Nigerian Health Facilities

In 2009, more than 200,000 HIV -positive pregnant women required antiretroviral therapy (ART) prophylaxis countrywide but only 13 percent received it (FMOH 2010: National PMTCT Scale‐Up Plan 2010‐2015), far less than the United Nations (UN) target of 80 percent by 2010. Integrating prevention of mother‐to‐child-transmission (PMTCT) of HIV services with maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) programs has been promoted as a strategy to increase access to services (WHO 2008). This assessment captured extensive information relating to guidelines, antiretroviral (ARV) prophylaxis, and treatment regimens currently being used in Nigeria; HIV testing and counseling; HIV‐exposed infant follow‐up; community‐facility linkages; and HIV laboratory services.​

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