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Breastfeeding and HIV: Experiences from a Decade of Prevention of Postnatal HIV Transmission in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Moland, K. M. I., de Paoli, M. M., Sellen, D. W., van Esterik, P., Leshabari, S. C. and Blystad, A. (2010) Breastfeeding and HIV: Experiences from a Decade of Prevention of Postnatal HIV Transmission in Sub-Saharan Africa. International breastfeeding journal, 5. p. 10. ISSN 1746-4358

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Abstract

Infant feeding by HIV-infected mothers has been a major global public health dilemma and a highly controversial matter. The controversy is reflected in the different sets of WHO infant feeding guidelines that have been issued over the last two decades. This thematic series, 'Infant feeding and HIV: lessons learnt and ways ahead' highlights the multiple challenges that HIV-infected women, infant feeding counsellors and health systems have encountered trying to translate and implement the shifting infant feeding recommendations in different local contexts in sub-Saharan Africa. As a background for the papers making up the series, this editorial reviews the changes in the guidelines in view of the roll out of prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) programmes in sub-Saharan Africa between 2001 and 2010.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Breastfeeding, Postnatal HIV, Sub-Saharan Africa
Subjects: HIV > PMTCT (prevention of mother-to-child transmission)
Divisions: Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS)
Depositing User: Mr Joseph Madata
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2013 13:44
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2013 13:44
URI: http://ihi.eprints.org/id/eprint/1578

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