Role of men in programme to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV in Jwaneng,Botswana

Show simple item record Kayembe, Kazadi Nshindanyi 2006-10-26T11:43:18Z 2006-10-26T11:43:18Z 2006-10-26T11:43:18Z
dc.description Masters research: Fuculty of Health Sciences en
dc.description.abstract Background - The programme of prevention of mother- to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) was rolled out to the entire country in November 2001 after its launch in April 2000. The role of men had not been clearly defined. According to the progress report of February 2002 from PMTCT national coordination unit at family health division ministry of health, countrywide, out of 85% of pregnant women who came for antenatal care (ANC), less than 1% of these women were accompanied by their partners. However, in Jwaneng, 81% (526) of women agreed PMTCT counselling for HIV in 2003. Less than 5% (6/526) of women who agreed to be counseled, were accompanied by their men since the programme was launched in October 2001 in Jwaneng. In addition, less than 1% (2/160) of women who tested for HIV came with their partners for HIV test. Out of them, 30.5% (160/526) women agreed and tested for HIV. This testing rate was far less than the national targets of 70%. Then, 33% (52 women) tested HIV positive and 108 tested HIV negative. Of the 52 HIV positive women, 70% (36 women) joined the PMTCT programme and 4 women did not adhere. Furthermore, of 52 HIV positive women, 60% (32) of women agreed to receive AZT, adhered and chose one of the recommended methods of infant feeding. No study in Botswana had been done in a mining town to establish whether, there was a need for men to play a role in PMTCT in Jwaneng. 2 The researcher did not know whether Jwaneng pregnant women want their men or family members to come with them for PMTCT services as a motive for easy acceptance and increase of the programme uptake. en
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dc.subject HIV en
dc.subject prevention en
dc.subject child transmission en
dc.subject women en
dc.subject launch en
dc.subject progress en
dc.title Role of men in programme to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV in Jwaneng,Botswana en
dc.type Thesis en

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