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Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT)

Core functions of PMTCT

To reduce maternal and child morbidity and mortality (sickness and death) due to HIV/AIDS and improve the care of the HIV positive mother and/or child by:
  • Preventing HIV infections among women of childbearing age
  • Preventing transmission of HIV from mother to child
  • Improving maternal health related to HIV and AIDS
  • Improving child health related to HIV and AIDS

Role of the Unit

The main role is to address the impact of HIV/AIDS through:

  • Advisory
  • Facilitatory and initiating
  • Co-ordination and integration
  • Capacity building and supportive
  • Management
  • Monitoring and evaluation


  • To decrease the incidence of HIV/AIDS
  • To reduce the impact of HIV/AIDS

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