Prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT)

 

 

The transmission of HIV from an HIV-positive mother to her child during:

             * pregnancy
             * labor
             * delivery
             * breastfeeding

is called mother-to-child transmission. In the absence of any interventions transmission rates range from 15-45%. This rate can be reduced to levels below 5% with effective interventions, WHO.

At Shiloh Health Care Center, in N’Djamena (CHAD), we provide care, psycho-social and nutritional support for the HIV/AIDS positive mothers.

Breast milk is the best food for a newborn baby. But when the mother is infected with HIV/AIDS, the breast milk is also infected, therefore, breastfeeding (without treatment) increases the risk of transmission of HIV from the mother to the child by 20% (WHO). In many countries in Africa, many mothers living with HIV/AIDS have no access to treatment. They breastfeed their newborn babies due to lack of money to buy milk (formula), thus infecting their babies with HIV through breastfeeding. The Shiloh Healthcare Center provides HIV/AIDS prevention services and formula for these babies. We need your help to purchase milk (formula) for the HIV/AIDS positive mothers who cannot afford to buy milk (formula) for their newborn babies. $50 will buy a month supply of formula for a newborn baby. Please help us save these babies. May God bless you. 

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