Identifying risk factors for vertical HIV transmission from a prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) program evaluation in bamako, Mali
Learning Areas:Advocacy for health and health education
Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Demonstrate the feasibility of establishing a Prevention of Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission (PMTCT) program in an infirmary-style clinic (CSCOM) in the low-resource setting of Bamako, Mali. Identify risk factors associated with vertical HIV transmission among HIV-positive women and their children in the context of this PMTCT program. Evaluate whether the PMTCT intervention was successful at the five-year point. Discuss the potential for limiting vertical HIV transmission and reducing the HIV prevalence among children by expanding PMTCT programs to more CSCOMs in West Africa.
Keyword(s): HIV/AIDS, Prevention
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been a GAIA Vaccine Foundation researcher both at the bench and in the field since graduating from Brown University in 2010. My published work has focused on epitope validation for HIV vaccine design; knowledge, attitudes, and practices in the context of HIV and HPV; and vaccine acceptability in Bamako, Mali. Among my scientific interests is the identification of maternal-child transmission risk factors to improve Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission (PMTCT) programs in West Africa.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.