Examining Need For Integrated HIV, Maternal Health Solutions

According to recent estimates, HIV-positive pregnant women in sub-Saharan Africa “had eight times the risk of death during pregnancy than HIV-negative pregnant women,” Senior HIV/AIDS Technical Adviser Jennifer Albertini, Health Program Adviser for the Office of Sustainable Development’s Health Team Karen Fogg, and Senior Maternal Health (MH) Adviser in the Office of Health, Infectious Diseases and Nutrition Allisyn Moran write in USAID’s “IMPACTblog.” They examine efforts to “improve HIV and maternal health programs to save the lives of these women.” In order “to move the HIV and maternal health communities to action, USAID, CDC, and the Maternal Health Task Force convened a meeting in early June on ‘Maternal Health, HIV and AIDS: Examining Research through a Programmatic Lens,'” the authors write and reflect on the meeting (8/8).