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Effective prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV at Oshakati District Health Centre in the Republic of Namibia

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dc.contributor.advisor Lumadi, T.G.
dc.contributor.author Shoopala, Naemi Ndahambemlela
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-15T11:24:09Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-15T11:24:09Z
dc.date.issued 2012-02
dc.identifier.citation Shoopala, Naemi Ndahambemlela (2012) Effective prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV at Oshakati District Health Centre in the Republic of Namibia, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <http://hdl.handle.net/10500/6082> en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/6082
dc.description.abstract The aim of this study was to assess the extent on how effective was the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection at Oshakati District Health Centre. Explanatory survey was used to conduct the research. A total of 160 nurses experienced in prevention of mother-to-child transmission and women who attended antenatal care and post natal care services participated in the study. Respondents expressed unsatisfactory with the promoting involvement of male partners, high quality voluntary counselling and testing services, couple counselling and testing, integration of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy services, administration of short course of Zidovudine to pregnant mothers and the provision of antiretroviral drugs to infants. Therefore, promoting involvement of male partners, couple counselling and testing, administration of short course of Zidovudine to pregnant mothers and educating women about exclusive breastfeeding prior to delivery are some of recommendations for effective prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV infections. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (viii, 78 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject HIV en
dc.subject Nevirapine en
dc.subject Exclusive breastfeeding en
dc.subject HIV virus transmission en
dc.subject Zidovudine en
dc.subject Prevention of mother-to-child transmission
dc.subject Antepartum
dc.subject Intrapartum
dc.subject Postpartum
dc.subject Highly active antiretroviral therapy
dc.subject Nevirapine
dc.subject Challenges
dc.subject Effective prevention of mother-to-child transmission
dc.subject Namibia
dc.subject.ddc 618.9297920096881
dc.subject.lcsh Oshakati District Health Centre
dc.subject.lcsh AIDS (Disease) -- Namibia -- Oshakati
dc.subject.lcsh HIV (Viruses) -- Transmission -- Namibia -- Oshakati
dc.subject.lcsh HIV-positive childrenr -- Namibia -- Oshakati
dc.title Effective prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV at Oshakati District Health Centre in the Republic of Namibia en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.department Health Studies en
dc.description.degree (M.A. (Public Health))


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