Photo of the Day: Documenting Progress Against HIV in Swaziland
By EGPAF | February 24, 2014
Nomvuselelo Sikhondze (standing), an Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) program officer, reviews patient logs with Nurse Prince Dlamini at the Embikwakhe Clinic outside Mbabane, Swaziland. Noveuselelo helps clinics keep accurate medical records of HIV-positive pregnant women. This ensures that mothers-to-be are adhering to their antiretroviral therapy so that they do not pass the virus to their babies.
Most clinics lack computers, so these logbooks are crucial for tracking the fight against pediatric AIDS in Swaziland, especially since a woman may visit more than one clinic during pregnancy.