Nursing Research Study Contribution

Nursing Research Study Contributions
Preventing Mother -to -Child Transmission of HIV in Resource –Limited settings: The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS foundation Experience
Mother-to –Child transmission takes place while an HIV infected women transfer the virus to her baby. This can occur during pregnancy, labor and throughout breast-feeding. If infected women are not treated, there are more chances of the babies being infected during pregnancy, delivery and breast-feeding. This is seen mostly in resource-limited countries. In 1999, the Elizabeth Glaser pediatric AIDS foundation started a service based systematic effort to resource-limited countries to reduce the mother to child transmission of HIV infection. This study reviewed six and a half years of one of the world’s largest programmes for the prevention of mother to child transmission(PMTCT) of HIV, methods of the research, HIV counseling, antiretroviral prophylaxis, data collection, technical assistance.
Methods and research design
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDs foundation (EGPAF) was co founded in 1988 and it has developed and managed by so many of peer-reviewed research and implementation programme worldwide. Both quantitative and qualitative methods of research are used in this study. In September 1999 ,the foundation spend one million dollars to begin a multicountry, service based effort to reduce the prenatally acquired HIV infection in the developing world. EGPAF requested help from governmental, nongovernmental, faith-based, and international organizations and health care facilities in order to plan implement and expand PMTCT programme. By 2006, EGPAF had supported 22 resource-limited countries. The programmes included are HIV counseling and testing and antiretroviral prophylaxis in to maternal and child health clinics. Every PMTCT facility recorded the patient’s information in prenatal clinics, labor and delivery, about counseling, HIV status and antiretroviral...