Investigating Interventions for Increasing Uptake of Prevention of Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission Services: A Systematic Review
Investigator: Veesta Falahati, MS
Sponsor: Global Health Sciences Education
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