ABS will be working closely with all of the community based
Eight of the 17 provinces of Burundi will
be covered by the campaign: Cibitoke, Bururi, Gitega, Makamba, Mwaro,
Muyinga, Muramvya and Rutana. A key focus will be encouraging men to
support their wives throughout their pregnancies, from screening to
breastfeeding through prenatal consultations and the prophylaxis for
prevention of mother to child transmission.
“It is important to
have civil society involved in the issue of eliminating the transmission
of HIV from mother to child'' commented Rosemeire Munhoz, the UNAIDS
Country Coordinator in Burundi, emphasising that thanks to technical and
scientific advances the elimination of mother to child transmission of
HIV is possible, as is the case in developed countries.