Maisha / Uzazi Bora intervention project

OBJECTIVES

To reduce the transmission of mother-to-child transmission of HIV through the provision of a package of available, affordable and effective interventions in mother-child health
To improve the health status of women and children in the Coast Province of Kenya. Specific objectives are to reduce maternal and infant mortality and morbidity and to reduce the transmission of mother-to-child transmission of HIV in the Coast Province of Kenya

METHODS

Testing pregnant women for HIV
Providing nevirapine for the reduction of Mother-to-Child transmission of HIV

ACTIVITIES

To provide nevirapine to HIV-positive mothers and their babies
Strengthening of antenatal care services
Strengthening of safe labour and delivery services
Strengthening of postpartum care services

EXPECTED RESULTS

A package of interventions to reduce HIV Mother-to-Child Transmission in place in two districts
Quality of antenatal care improved in two districts
Quality of intrapartum care improved in two districts
Quality of postpartum care improved in two districts
 

Funding agencies

VLIR

Team

Lou Dierick, Mark Hawken, Kituu J, Ngombo D, Mwanyumba Fabian, Marleen Temmerman, Elodie Yard, Matthew Chersich, Stanley Luchters, Wim Delva

Partners

ICRH, University of Ghent, Belgium; ICRH, Mombasa, Kenya; Ministry of Health, Mombasa, Kenya

Period

January 06, 2001 - November 30, 2006

Project status

Project closed

Team members

Mr. Wim Delva
Ms. Marleen Temmerman

Countries

Belgium
Kenya

Themes

Mother and child health