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World Health Organization Publication : Year 2003 ; Issue 9241590890: Perspectives and Practice in Antiretroviral Treatment Saving Mothers, Saving Families ; TheMtct-Plus Initiative

By Miriam Rabkin

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Title: World Health Organization Publication : Year 2003 ; Issue 9241590890: Perspectives and Practice in Antiretroviral Treatment Saving Mothers, Saving Families ; TheMtct-Plus Initiative  
Author: Miriam Rabkin
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Language: English
Subject: Health., Public health, Wellness programs
Collections: Medical Library Collection, World Health Collection
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The MTCT-Plus Initiative was conceived in 2001 as a response to the five-point Call to Action on HIV/AIDS issued by Kofi Annan, United Nations Secretary-General. Designed to increase access to HIV/AIDS care and treatment in resource-limited settings, the Initiative built on the dramatic changes that had taken place in the preceding year. Burgeoning political support for HIV/AIDS treatment following the XIII International AIDS conference in Durban, South Africa in 2000 had culminated in the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on HIV/AIDS in 2001. The prices of antiretroviral drugs had dropped by an order of magnitude, and the creation of the Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria had dramatically increased the financial resources available for treatment programmes. In this context, the Rockefeller Foundation convened an international group of scientists, clinicians, policy-makers and patient advocates to design an HIV/AIDS care programme for resource-limited settings. Five working groups incorporated experts from multilateral organizations, local and country-level initiatives, programmes for the prevention of the mother-to-child transmission of HIV, and researchers conducting clinical trials. The working groups also included advocates of the people needing treatment and care, experts in procuring medications and supplies, clinical researchers, ethicists and policy-makers. Attention focused on the antenatal care setting from the first days of the planning process. The rapid and successful expansion of programmes for the prevention of the mother- to-child transmission of HIV over the preceding years provided a model and an opportunity. These programmes illustrated the effective use of antenatal care as an entry point to care; they had also generated a cohort of HIVinfected mothers without access to treatment. Providing care and treatment to HIV-infected women identified through programmes for the prevention of the mother-tochild transmission of HIV would enable MTCT-Plus to link a treatment initiative to a prevention programme, to further reduce vertical transmission of HIV and to strengthen families and communities as well as individuals. By winter 2001, the outlines of the MTCT-Plus Initiative had developed and the decision was made to locate MTCTPlus at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health under the leadership of Allan Rosenfield and Wafaa

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