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VOA News Examines USAID-Funded Program for PMTCT in Malawi

December 13, 2010

VOA News examines the USAID-funded Call to Action project, which is "working to eliminate HIV infection in unborn babies" in Malawi. The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation runs the project, which aims to prevent mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV by educating pregnant women on the need to get tested and how to avoid passing on the virus, according to Patricia Mbetu, the foundation's country director. "Through the project, says Mbetu, about 20,000 HIV-positive women have given birth to HIV-negative babies." VOA News also notes how the project has collaborated with the government to improve certain health challenges, such as the distribution of medicines and services to remote areas (Masina, 12/11).

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