Left to right: Myles Ritchie (HLSP project manager),
Gugu Ngubane (PMTCT A-Plan Project Manager), Jenny Reddy (20,000+)
and Kedar Mate (IHI) discuss the A-Plan
On August 26 2009, 37 key stakeholders gathered to review
progress on the implementation of the A-Plan to reduce
mother-to-child transmission of HIV.
The project is off the ground . For the first time in South
Africa's history teams of people from government and civil society
are working together on a unified plan to save the lives of mothers
- The A-Plan has been launched in six priority districts;
- 364 people have been trained in Quality Improvement;
- 84 Community Health Workers have been trained and deployed in 3
- Materials have been developed to train Quality Mentors and
Community Health Workers; and
- District management is fully engaged in the programme.
Many challenges remain, but real progress has been made and some
districts are already seeing signifiant improvements in the numbers
of women accessing PMTCT services.
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