PMTCT CHALLENGE; NIGERIA
PROVEN INTERVENTION TO BE DISTRIBUTED
Peer support groups to increase the completion of Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) in pregnant women.
Learn more about the PMTCT Challenge and how increasing completion of antiretroviral therapy (ART) to prevent mother to child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV can decrease HIV rates and improve lives.
DISTRIBUTION MODEL INNOVATION
The True Care Support Group will tackle the problem of non-completion of ART by providing a support network that offers peer counseling, training, encouragement, and emotional support to women living with HIV, with a focus on pregnant women living with HIV.
True Care Support Group will operate as both an online and offline network of women living with HIV. Counselors are women who have completed their ART regimen. Upon receiving referrals from hospitals, counselors invite women to join their groups. Counselors receive incentives to help the women in their group, who are divided into pairs for extra support, complete their own ART regimens through in-person meetings, social media conversations, and SMS reminders. Graduates of the group will have the option to become counselors themselves.
PILOT AND SCALING GOALS
- Enroll 200 pregnant women living with HIV into support groups during the pilot
- Enroll 5,000 women living with HIV by the end of year 2
Esther Bamidele - Co-Founder
Olugbenga Akinpeloye - Co-Founder