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Assessing the Costs of a Rural PMTCT Pilot Site in the Eastern Cape

Assessing the Costs of a Rural PMTCT Pilot Site in the Eastern Cape

Assessing the Costs of a Rural PMTCT Pilot Site in the Eastern Cape

Mother-to-child transmission is by far the largest source of HIV infection in children below the age of 15. Prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) programmes have been implemented nationally in South Africa since 2000. This report presents research results conducted at a pilot site in the Eastern Cape into the use of resources associated with implementing a PMTCT programme. It was part of a larger research project being conducted by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC). It funded by the Ford Foundation, that seeks to examine and compare the costs of providing nevirapine and Zidovudine (AZT) in both urban and rural contexts.

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  • Format: 210mm x 280mm (Soft Cover)
  • Pages: 32
  • ISBN 13: 978-07969-2063-8
  • Rights: World Rights

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Mother-to-child transmission is by far the largest source of HIV infection in children below the age of 15. Prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) programmes have been implemented nationally in South Africa since 2000. This report presents the results of research conducted at a pilot site in the Eastern Cape into the use of resources associated with implementing a PMTCT programme. It was part of a larger research project being conducted by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) and funded by the Ford Foundation that seeks to examine and compare the costs of providing nevirapine and Zidovudine (AZT) in both urban and rural contexts.

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Acknowledgements

  • Introduction
  • Literature review
  • Methodology
  • Results
  • Discussion and conclusion

Appendix
References

Mr Chris Desmond is a research specialist in the Human Sciences Research Council’s Child, Youth, Family, and Social Development research programme. He studied economics at the University of Natal and then worked as a research fellow for the Health Economics and HIV/AIDS Research Division.

Mr Gerard Boyce is a chief researcher in the Human Sciences Research Council’s Child, Youth, Family, and Social Development research programme. He obtained an MA in economics at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (formerly the University of Natal). Before joining the HSRC in 2006, he was employed by the HSRC on a project basis. He has also worked in financial services at Nedbank and Alexander Forbes.

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