Journal Articles | November 2015

Lesotho’s Minimum PMTCT Package: lessons learned for combating vertical HIV transmission using co-packaged medicines

Overview

Created by:

Lotus McDougal, Mpolai M Moteetee, Florence Mohai, Malisebo Mphale, Binod Mahanty, Blandinah Motaung, Victor Ankrah

Country:

Lesotho

Topics:

Maternal and Child Health; Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission

This article features our analysis of a program to improve prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission (PMTCT) adherence by implementing a package given to all pregnant women (some including only prenatal vitamins and other information – some including both prenatal and PMTCT drugs for women who tested HIV-positive during pregnancy). This program was rolled out in Lesotho. Our study examines feasibility of the package.

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