Audit of USAID/Kenya’s Implementation of the Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV Program
Fiscal Year: 2009
Audit Report Available: No
One of the consequences of the HIV/AIDS pandemic is mother-to-child transmission of HIV. Transmission of the virus can occur during pregnancy, at the time of delivery, or through breastfeeding. Approximately 630,000 babies became infected with HIV last year, 90 percent of them in Africa. The best way to avoid mother-to-child transmission is to prevent HIV infection among women of reproductive age. The primary objectives of initiatives to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV are expanding voluntary HIV counseling and testing for pregnant women; administering single-dose antiretroviral drugs to mothers and infants; supporting safe options for feeding infants; and starting women and their spouses on full antiretroviral therapy whenever health care system capacity allows.
This audit will (1) determine whether USAID/Kenya’s prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission program activities achieved intended results and (2) assess the activities’ impact.
Source: Office of Inspector General ANNUAL PLAN FISCAL YEAR 2009
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