may, 2018

Safe Generations (2012 - 2017) and Safe Generations PlusEswatini

Project Details

Safe Generations: ICAP collaborated with Swaziland’s Ministry of Health and the University of Cape Town to conduct this stepped-wedge implementation science study at 12 health facilities in Swaziland’s Manzini and Lubombo regions. The study evaluated the impact of Option B+ on maternal retention and mother-to-child transmission of HIV, as well as the approach’s feasibility, acceptability, and cost-effectiveness. (funded by USAID)

View the Safe Generations End-of-Project Report here

Safe Generations Plus: ICAP recently completed a two-year study examining the magnitude and determinants of disengagement from care among HIV-positive pregnant women and infants enrolled in prevention of mother-to-child services under Option B+ in Swaziland. The study found substantial numbers of women and infants classified as lost to follow-up under Option B+ were engaged in care. These findings highlighted a need to strengthen systems to improve PMTCT services. (funded by NIH)