The Impact of Conditional Cash Transfers on Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission in Southern Nigeria

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Investigator: Veesta Falahati, MS
Sponsor: Global Health Sciences Education

Location(s): Nigeria

Description

Mother-to-child HIV transmission, which can occur during pregnancy, labor, or breastfeeding, is responsible for 90% of HIV infections in children under the age of 15 worldwide. Despite significant advancements in low-cost, effective clinical interventions for prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT), uptake of these services is limited in lowincome and middle-income countries with high HIV burden. New Incentives, a non-profit organization in Nigeria, has introduced a conditional cash transfer program to reduce demand-side barriers of PMTCT utilization. 

Mentors: : Jenny Liu, PhD, MPP & Lady Neelam Feachem, MHA