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IRIN/PlusNews Examines Efforts to Integrate HIV/AIDS Treatment and Maternal, Child Health Care

February 24, 2011

IRIN/PlusNews examines Kenya's efforts to integrate maternal and child health care and HIV/AIDS services as a way to ensure more pregnant women and mothers living with HIV/AIDS receive the treatment they need. The article describes the success of an integration program in the maternal and child health clinic at Kenya's Western Provincial General Hospital -- "an initiative by the government, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation and the U.S. government-supported AIDS, Population and Health Integrated Assistance II (APHIA II)," IPS writes. The news service adds: "Integration of maternal and child health is a major part of the country's plan to reduce mother-to-child transmission to below 5 percent of the 100,000 mothers who test positive annually" (2/24).

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