Data collection starts in Mozambique, and more

Roseanne and CARE Project Manager Octávio da Sousa with maternal child health nurses and health center birth attendants.

Roseanne and CARE Project Manager Octávio da Sousa with maternal child health nurses and health center birth attendants.

Começando Saudável (“Starting Off Healthy”), Roseanne’s performance-based incentives intervention in partnership with CARE Mozambique, launched in August. This one-year pilot is engaging health center staff, community volunteers, and traditional birth attendants in improving delivery of prevention of vertical transmission of HIV services to pregnant and lactating women living with HIV and their HIV-exposed children in rural Mozambique. The Começando Saudável team just completed the first of three timepoints of surveys measuring the motivation, knowledge, time demands, and resource available to these three cadres of health workers.

 

Community volunteers discuss prevention of vertical transmission of HIV messages during a training prior to the launch of Começando Saudável.

Community volunteers discuss prevention of vertical transmission of HIV messages during a training prior to the launch of Começando Saudável.


Congratulations to Devon McMahon, who has been named a Hunter R. Rawlings Presidential Research Scholar. This is a very big deal, and suggests her promise in the area of public health research.

 


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Our metasynthesis on infant feeding attitudes and practices among HIV-exposed infants has been published ahead of print. Congratulations, Emily, on your first paper!