Background/introduction Swaziland is recorded to have the world’s highest HIV prevalence amongst adults and pregnant women. To address this epidemic Swaziland’s Ministry of Health (MOH) has adopted the WHO four pronged approach to reducing new HIV infections in women and children.
Aim(s)/objectives To audit whether prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) services at a rural health clinic in Swaziland meets the 2010 MOH targets.
Methods Retrospective data was collected for all women accessing ANC services at the clinic from 1st Feb to 25th May 2015 analysis was performed using Microsoft Excel 2013
Results 29 women accessed ANC services in this time period, 11 (37.9%) were known HIV positive and a further 4 (22.2%) tested positive at presentation. The clinic achieved a HIV testing rate of 94.4% (target 100%) and a partner testing rate of 11.1% (target 50%). 93.3% (15) of HIV positive women received efficacious antiretroviral therapy (target 97%) and 93.3% (15) of exposed infants were initiated on appropriate prophylaxis (target 95%).
Discussion/conclusion This audit has identified areas where action is required for ANC services at the clinic to meet MOH targets. Early HIV diagnosis and partner testing must be prioritised to reduce new born infections. Access to necessary treatment should be improved by establishing links to antiretroviral clinics.
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