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A-Plan Progress meeting

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 and babies.

Highlights :
  • 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 sub-districts;
  • 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.

Read the full meeting report [PDF 218]

Read the presentations made at the meeting

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