Achievements

Over five years, the successes have been:

  • a fall in the number of babies getting HIV from their mothers, from 30% to less than 2%
  • significantly fewer mothers, children and babies are getting sick, or dying from HIV infections and AIDS
  • revision of the national guidelines for preventing vertical transmission of HIV/AIDS
  • leadership and training of the healthcare team to prevent mother to child transmission of HIV/AIDS
  • island-wide roll out of a method for diagnosis of HIV infection in babies by the age of 4 months
  • research publications (hyperlink to research publications) and international conference presentations documenting aspects of the Paediatric HIV cohort
  • Successful partnerships with the health care team island wide, Ministry of Health as well as multiple agencies for the benefit of women, children and youth.

Partners
In the past the project generated funding from other international partners through the UWI for project implementation, including the Global Fund, US National Institutes of Health, US National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development, University of Massachusetts, Elizabeth Glaser Paediatric AIDS Foundation, the Pfizer Foundation amongst other organizations.