The Lancet: Agnes Moses: Preventing Maternal Transmission of HIV in Malawi
March 6, 2010
The Lancet profiles 2009 International Leadership Award winner Dr. Agnes Moses, who is spearheading PMTCT efforts in her native Malawi.
"Doctors like Agnes Moses are rare and valuable in Malawi. The country has just one doctor for every 50,000 people; the UK, by contrast, has one for every 250. A senior investigator at the University of North Carolina's (UNC) HIV Project in Malawi, Moses has pioneered a programme to prevent HIV-positive mothers from infecting their babies. That she has kickstarted such a programme at all is remarkable in a country with a crumbling health-care system."