The Perceived Impact Of The PPTCT Programme On The Management Of Parent To Child HIV And AIDS Transmission A Case Study Of Chikuku HospitalJournal: International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research (Vol.4, No. 12)
Publication Date: 2015-12-15
Authors : Mashamba Tarashika;
Page : 242-256
Keywords : Keywords parent to child transmission; hiv-aids; antiretroviral therapy;
ABSTRACT The study was carried out to investigate the perceived impact of the PPTCT programme on the management of parent-to-child HIV and AIDS transmission in Chikuku rural hospital community in Bikita district. A case study was used. A sample of ten expecting couples on Chikuku PPTCT programme and ten expecting mothers who were not on Chikuku PPTCT but attending ANC there participated in the study. Five professional counsellors also participated. Questionnaires and the interviews were used as data collection instruments. The data collected was analysed and interpreted using descriptive statistics and narratives. Tables were used to present the data and each question was analysed. The general findings agree with the reviewed literature as reflected that awareness and knowledge of PPTCT services and knowledge of its benefits was common but there were certain hurdles that need to be overcome in implementing and utilising them effectively. The clarion call is to review and reorganise the existing polices and current approaches in increasing PPTCT service uptake in communities similar to the study area. Recommendations were also made for programme implementers and policy makers in respect of the research findings in order to plan for the future.
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