Scaling up Access to Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy among Children at Lira Regional Referral Hospital Poster

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At the International Forum that took place in Gothenburg, Sweden on April 12-15, 2016, the poster "Increasing Male Partner Engagement in Elimination of Mother-To-Child Transmission of HIV (eMTCT) in Uganda: Case Study of Mbale Regional Referral Hospital" was presented.

According to the 2012 Uganda Demographic Health Survey, Uganda has more than 190,000 children under 15 years estimated to be living with HIV, but only 32% of these children are enrolled on Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART). After the intervention, between August 2014 and March 2015, 298 children (including new enrollments) were initiated on HAART, with the majority being enrolled (initiated) in the school holiday period of August, September, and December. By March 2015, 902 (99.3%) children under 15 years active in care were on HAART.

In Uganda, a mother collects drug refills for herself and her child at Lira RRH ART pharmacy (2016)
Publication Date 
April 2016
Authors 
Hillary Alima, Boniface Bongonyinge, Philip Tumwesigye, Peter Erem, Pamela Donggo, Augustin Muhwezi
Resource Type 
Publications
Promotional Materials
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Language 
English