Medical Practice and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Med. Pract. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2596
  • DOI: 10.5897/MPR
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 44

Full Length Research Paper

Prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV/AIDS: Service utilization and associated factors among selected public health facilities in Ethiopia

Asebe Feyera
  • Asebe Feyera
  • Management Sciences for Health (MSH), Ethiopia.
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Berhane Megerssa
  • Berhane Megerssa
  • College of Public Health and Medical Sciences, Jimma University, Jimma, Ethiopia.
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Deresse Legesse
  • Deresse Legesse
  • School of Public and Environmental Health, Hawassa University, Hawassa, Ethiopia.
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Feleke Hailemichael
  • Feleke Hailemichael
  • School of Public Health, Wolaita Sodo University, Wolaita, Ethiopia.
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  •  Received: 04 July 2017
  •  Accepted: 04 August 2017
  •  Published: 31 August 2017


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Abenet TK (2007). Assessment of male partners influence on pregnant women towards voluntary HIV testing and support on PMTCT in hospitals of Addis Ababa. 


Addo VN (2005). Pregnant women's knowledge of and attitudes to HIV testing at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Kumasi. Ghana Med. J. 39(2):50-54.


Bajunirwe F, Muzoora M (2005). Barriers to the implementation of programs for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV: A cross-sectional survey in rural and urban Uganda. AIDS Res. Ther. 2(1):10.


Bissek ACZK, Yakana IE, Monebenimp F, Chaby G, Akondeng L, Angwafor SA, Lok C, Njamnshi AK, Muna WF (2011). Knowledge of pregnant women on mother-to-child transmission of HIV in Yaoundé. Open AIDS J. 5:25-28.


Colvin M, Gorgens A, Kasedde M (2008). Analysis of HIV prevention response and modes of HIV transmission: UNAIDS Regional Support Team for Eastern and Southern Africa, 2009.


Ethiopia Federal HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Office (FHAPCO) Ministry of Health (MOH) (2007). Guidelines on Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV.


Ethiopia Federal HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Office (FHAPCO) (2010). Annual Performance Report of Multispectral HIV/AIDS Response.


Ethiopia Public Health Institute (EPHI) (2009). Report on the Round Antenatal Care Sentinel HIV Surveillance in Ethiopia.


Ethiopian Society of Population Studies (2012). Maternal Health Care Seeking Behaviour in Ethiopia: Findings from EDHS 2005: Ethiopian Society of Population Studies: In-depth Analysis of the Ethiopian Demographic and Health Survey 2005. 



Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (2012). Country Progress Report on HIV/AIDS Response.


Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Office (2014). Country progress report on the HIV Response, 2014.


Federal HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Office (FHAPCO). Ministry of Health Ethiopia (2015). HIV Epidemic Estimates, global, 2015. 



Hasen T (2012). Acceptability of provider initiated HIV counseling and testing in pregnant mothers attending ANC at Nekemte town government health facilities. Sci. Technol. Arts Res. J. 1(3):24-30.


Hussein M, Jira C, Girma B (2011). Assessment of effective coverage of HIV prevention of pregnant mother to child transimission services in Jimma Zone, South West Ethiopia. Ethiop. J. Health Sci. 21(Suppl 1):1-7.


Jebessa S, Teka T (2005). Knowledge and attitude towards mother to child transmission of HIV and it's prevention among post natal mothers in Tikur Anbessa and Zewditu Memorial Hospitals, Addis Ababa. Ethiop. J. Health Dev. 19(3):211-218.


Maedot P, Haile A, Lulseged S, Belachew A (2007). Determinants of vct uptake among pregnant women attending two ANC clinics in Addis Ababa City: unmatched case control study. Ethiop. Med. J. 45(4):335-342.


Namazzi JA (2010). Determinants of using voluntary counseling and testing for HIV/AIDS in Kenya. J. Manage. Policy Pract. 11(5):89-96.


Nigatu T, Woldegebriel Y (2011). Analysis of the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) service utilization in Ethiopia: 2006-2010. Reprod. Health 8(1):6.


Nkuoh GN, Meyer DJ, Tih PM, Nkfusai J (2010). Barriers to Men's Participation in Antenatal and Prevention of Mother‐to‐Child HIV Transmission Care in Cameroon, Africa. J. Midwifery Women's Health 55(4):363-369.


Peltzer K, Jones D, Weiss SM, Shikwane E (2011). Promoting male involvement to improve PMTCT uptake and reduce antenatal HIV infection: a cluster randomized controlled trial protocol. BMC Public Health 11(1):778.


Sarker M, Sanou A, Snow R, Ganame J, Gondos A (2007). Determinants of HIV counselling and testing participation in a prevention of mother‐to‐child transmission programme in rural Burkina Faso. Trop. Med. Int. Health 12(12):1475-1483.


United States President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission. 



Worku T (2007). Utilization of PMTCT services among pregnant woman in western Amhara region Ethiopia. MPH thesis.


World Health Organization (WHO) (2006). Definitions of HIV for Surveillance and Revised Clinical Staging and Immunological Classification of HIV-Related Disease in Adults and Children; WHO, Geneva, Switzerland.


World Health Organization (WHO) (2010). PMTCT Strategic Vision 2010–2015: Preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV to reach the UNGASS and MDGs. 



World Health Organization (WHO) (2016). HIV/AIDS: Data and statistics. 



World Health Organization (WHO) (2017). Global Health Observatory (GHO) Data HIV/AIDS Reports. 



World Health Organization (WHO) PMTCT Guidelines (2016). Prevention of Mother-To-Child Transmission (PMTCT) of HIV.