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Elimination of Mother To Child Transmission and MNCH Integration study

Field of Expertise:
Health Service Delivery; Communicable diseases (CD); Malaria - HIV/AIDS - TB; Health Service Delivery; PHC/MNCH/RH/Nutrition/W&S; Reproductive Health / Maternal health / newborn health
Narrative description of project:
This study assessed the status of policies, programmes and budgeting for the integration of maternal, neonatal and child health (MNCH) and elimination of Mother to Child Transmission (eMTCT) of HIV in Latin America and The Caribbean (LAC). The hera team identified:

1. the extent to which countries have adopted an integrated approach in the implementation of MNCH and eMTCT programmes,
2. factors that both facilitate and hinder the achievement of integration for countries in LAC,
3. successful integration experiences in LAC that could be documented as good practices,
4. mechanisms that are in place to ensure programme sustainability.
Description of services provided:
The study was based on qualitative and quantitative information collected through literature and document reviews, an online survey and interviews with key informants. This included information related to the LAC region as well as in seven countries that were selected for an in-depth review (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Haiti, Jamaica and Peru). The data collected were triangulated for analysis and drawing conclusions on the status of integration of MNCH and eMTCT in the LAC region.