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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 the implementation of 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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Format : 210mm x 280mm (Soft Cover)
Pages : 32
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2063-X
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2063-8
Publish Year : 2004
Rights : World Rights

List of tables and figures
Acknowledgements

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

Appendix
References

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

Mr Gerard Boyce is a chief researcher in the Child, Youth, Family and Social Development research programme of the Human Sciences Research Council. 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 the area of financial services at Nedbank and Alexander Forbes.

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