IJSTR

International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

Home About Us Scope Editorial Board Blog/Latest News Contact Us
0.2
2019CiteScore
 
10th percentile
Powered by  Scopus
Scopus coverage:
Nov 2018 to May 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS
AUTHORS
DOWNLOADS
CONTACT

IJSTR >> Volume 4 - Issue 12, December 2015 Edition



International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

Website: http://www.ijstr.org

ISSN 2277-8616



The Perceived Impact Of The PPTCT Programme On The Management Of Parent To Child HIV And AIDS Transmission: A Case Study Of Chikuku Hospital

[Full Text]

 

AUTHOR(S)

Mashamba Tarashika

 

KEYWORDS

Keywords: parent to child transmission, hiv-aids, antiretroviral therapy

 

ABSTRACT

ABSTRACT: The study was carried out to investigate the perceived impact of the PPTCT programme on the management of parent-to-child HIV and AIDS transmission in Chikuku rural hospital community in Bikita district. A case study was used. A sample of ten expecting couples on Chikuku PPTCT programme and ten expecting mothers who were not on Chikuku PPTCT, but attending ANC there participated in the study. Five professional counsellors also participated. Questionnaires and the interviews were used as data collection instruments. The data collected was analysed and interpreted using descriptive statistics and narratives. Tables were used to present the data and each question was analysed. The general findings agree with the reviewed literature as reflected that awareness and knowledge of PPTCT services and knowledge of its benefits was common, but there were certain hurdles that need to be overcome in implementing and utilising them effectively. The clarion call is to review and reorganise the existing polices and current approaches in increasing PPTCT service uptake in communities similar to the study area. Recommendations were also made for programme implementers and policy makers in respect of the research findings in order to plan for the future.

 

REFERENCES

[1] Best, J. W. and Khan, J. V. (1993). Research in Education, New York: Allyn and Bacon.

[2] Boswell, D. and Baggaley, R. (2002). Voluntary Counselling and Testing Of Young People : A Summary Overview, Barcelona: Family Health International.

[3] Borg, W.R. and Gall, M.D. (1993). Educational Research: An Introduction, London: Longman.

[4] Bourke, D. (2009). The Sceptics’ Guide to the Global AIDS Crisis, New York: Authentic Media.

[5] Centre for Public Health Sciences, (2012).Prevention of Parent-to- Child HIV/AIDS Transmission, New York: Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

[6] Chireshe, R. U. and Makore-Rukuni, M. N. (2003). HIV/AIDS Counselling, Module CD312, Harare: ZOU.

[7] Dickson, J. E.; Silverman, B. H, and Schultz, M. O. (1999). Maternal, Infant Nursing and Care,London: Mosby.

[8] Downing, R. (2009). Scaling Up PPTCT in Africa, Lusaka: Tearfund.

[9] Given, L. M. (2008). The SAGE Encyclopaedia of Qualitative Research Methods, California: Thousand Oaks.

[10] Jackson, H. (2002). AIDS AFRICA-A Continent in Crisis, Harare: SAFAIDS.

[11] Makore-Rukuni, M. N. (2002). Introduction to Research Methods in Counselling, Module CD204, Harare: ZOU.

[12] Ministry of Health and Child Welfare, (2010). Guidelines on Dietary Management for People Living With HIV/AIDS, Harare: National Nutrition Unit.

[13] National AIDS Control Programme, (2010). Guidelines for the Prevention of Parent-to-Child Transmission of HIV/AIDS, New Delhi: NACO.

[14] National Aids Council of Zimbabwe, (2011).The Zimbabwe National HIV/AIDS Strategic Plan 2011-2015, Harare: NAC.

[15] National HIV/AIDS Policy Document, (1999). Harare, Government of Zimbabwe.

[16] Nelson-Jones, R. (1997). Theory and Practice of Counselling, London: Cassel.

[17] Njunga, J. and Blystad, A. (2010). The Divorce Programme: Gendered Experiences of HIV positive Mothers enrolled in PMTCT in Malawi, Norway: Centre for International Health, University of Bergen.

[18] Olds, S.B.; Wadening, P. W. and London, M. L. (2009). Maternal New Born Nursing, Family Centred Approach: New York, Addison-Wesley Nursing.

[19] Prevention of Parent-to-Child Transmission of HIV/AIDS in Myanmar, (2009). Yangon: UNICEF Myanmar Country Office.

[20] SAFAIDS (2011). April-June Issue 52,Harare:Southern Africa HIV/AIDS Action.

[21] Simmonds, W. (1999). Participatory Action Research, New York: Sage Publications.

[22] Tadesse, E.; Muula, A. S. and Misiri, H. (2009). Likely Stakeholders in the PPTCT programme: Blantyre, African Health Sciences.

[23] UNAIDS (2011).AIDS Epidemic Update, Geneva: UNAIDS.

[24] WHO (2010). The World Health Report, Geneva: WHO.