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Mother-Baby Pairing Enhances Retention in Free HIV Care Programme

  • In Health
  • 2 Jun 2019 - 4:50pm
  • By Mark Wamai
  • 215
L-R: Prof. Valerie Flax-RTI International, Emily Bobrow-Senior Technical Specialist with MEASURE Evaluation at the University of North Carolina and Joyce Draru, an Independent PHFS Consultant at the 30th May 2019, PHFS Dissemination Workshop, Kampala Serena Hotel.

On 30th May 2019, a team of researchers from Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH) urged policymakers and organizations to adopt the PHFS (Partnership for HIV-Free Survival) approach. Together with MEASURE Evaluation, the researchers arrived at this conclusion after conducting an outcome evaluation of PHFS in Uganda.

One of the innovations that were adopted by the programme that led to its success was the mother-baby pairing model. In this model, the appointment of an HIV positive mother and that of her baby were synchronized to one day. Previously, they would be seen differently and most of the times, on different days.

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