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Elimination of Mother to Child Transmission (EMTCT)

Mama’s Club Uganda has continued to implement its programs in elimination of mother to child transmission of HIV using three focus areas: capacity building of health workers, family support groups and training in sustainable livelihoods (IGAs). This has been supported by Kisakye Children’s Trust, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Fund and Global Fund through TASO implemented in Bukedea, Kabale, Kibaale, Luuka, Kiryandongo, Pader, Kampala, Kyankwanzi as well as Kiboga. Mama’s Club Uganda worked in collaboration with 55 health centers in this regard.

The project goal is to increase uptake of Uganda national EMTCT program through building community-based models that can be replicated. The aim is to increase the knowledge of EMTCT at community level among women who are still in their reproductive age through home to home teaching and small group community dialogues. Strengthening community -facility referral networks for increased access to ARV prophylaxis by HIV positive pregnant women and their exposed babies and promote access to early infant diagnosis of HIV among HIV exposed babies.

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