Relationship between maternal levels of education and literacy with knowledge about mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of HIV among women of reproductive age from urban oromia in Ethiopia
Learning Areas:Assessment of individual and community needs for health education
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Discuss potential interventions in sub-Saharan Africa that strive to increase awareness of MTCT of HIV/AIDS through breastfeeding transmission and the use of antiretroviral therapy (ART) to prevent MTCT throughout pregnancy, delivery and breastfeeding.
Keyword(s): HIV/AIDS, Maternal and Child Health
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been a project manager of a federally funded study conducted in Jimma, Ethiopia exploring the assessment of CD4+ T-Cell levels in HIV infected breast milk. I have participated and contributed in program planning and implementation in low-income community interventions focusing on the education and awareness of healthy behaviors in adolescents. Additionally, I have participated in the tobacco prevention initiative in Vallejo, California, seeking to reduce exposure to secondhand smoke.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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