Pilot Test of HIV and Infant Feeding Indicators (WHO)
Breastfeeding is a direct route of HIV transmission from HIV-infected mothers to infants, yet there is no standardized indicator on the infant feeding practices of HIV-exposed infants. EGPAF received funding from the World Health Organization to conduct a pilot evaluation of infant feeding indicators within the context of maternal, neonatal, and child health postnatal services in select sites in Lesotho. The objective of the evaluation was to determine whether the indicators were feasible to collect routinely at primary health care facilities and whether they reflect the actual feeding practices of HIV-exposed infants. Study results will be presented in an abstract at the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne in 2014 and in an oral presentation at a related pre-conference meeting.