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Analysis Highlights Factors Influencing Women’s Participation In PMTCT Services

IDSA’s “Science Speaks”: Analysis highlights hurdles between pregnant women with HIV and treatment
In a guest post, Jennifer Yourkavitch, senior technical specialist at MEASURE Evaluation, discusses results from a causal loop analysis that suggests “[i]nteractions among poverty, gender, and health systems affect women’s participation in services to prevent HIV transmission from mother to child [(PMTCT)].” Yourkavitch writes, “Thus, we need flexible interventions that can work effectively in a complex environment” (6/5).

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