PMTCT CHALLENGE; NIGERIA
PROVEN INTERVENTION TO BE DISTRIBUTED
Retention in care and adherence to anti-retroviral treatment for people living with HIV.
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
CORD’s Positive Escort Project aims to prevent mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV by training and engaging experienced women living with HIV to follow up and ensure 150 HIV+ pregnant women complete Antiretroviral Therapy (ART).
HIV+ positive women who have experienced PMTCT services and maintain close links with the community will be trained and engaged as Positive Escorts to facilitate community-facility continuum of care for PMTCT activities. They will provide pre-test group education sessions, one-on-one and couples counseling, individualized education, psychosocial support, appointment reminders and follow-up services to ensure women adhere to treatment. They will also be role models whose support and presence will reassure the newly diagnosed that HIV related challenges can be successfully overcome.
PILOT AND SCALING GOALS
Reach 150 expectant mothers during the pilot phase
Train 50 HIV+ women to serve as Positive Escorts during the pilot phase
Adebanjo Adetosoye Moses - Executive Director/Project Lead