Maternal Health, HIV, and AIDS: Examining Research Through a Programmatic Lens
Rollout of option B+: A multi-country experience
Anja Giphart, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
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Giphart discussed best practices and challenges associated with implementing Option B+ with data from case studies in Zimbabwe and Rwanda. Giphart emphasized the significant financial resources from international sources, staff training, planning, and ongoing monitoring and evaluation on the national level necessary to successfully roll-out B+. Giphart noted that Option B+ does not overcome all of the current bottlenecks, that less attention is being given to pediatric care and treatment, and that sustaining quality services and promoting adherence and retention is a significant challenge.
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