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Thursday
Apr192012

Male Involvement in Prevention of Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission (PMTCT) Program in Southwest Shoa Zone, Oromia Region, Ethiopia

As part of Continuous Quality Improvement, AIDSRelief Ethiopia identified low male involvement in prevention of mother-to-child transmission programs and decided to implement a Small Tests of Change approach designed to increase male testing. Strategies that were successful in increasing male partner testing included (1) educating providers of the importance of male partner involvement and its impacts on the mothers’ wellbeing and babies’ outcomes, (2)intensified use of partners “invitation cards” and (3) repeated requests for male partner testing at each health providers’ encounter with the mothers.

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