“The only option for optimum perinatal care” — Dr Anupama Reddy on the Implementation of the Perinatal Education Programme in India
“These PEP courses are an eye opener for us. I consider these manuals and the knowledge that I gain from them important tools for performing my daily duties and I don’t fear managing a patient on my own whilst awaiting the doctor.” — Sister Vuyiswa Mabe on Primary Maternal Care and Perinatal HIV, 27 Jan 2010.
The HIV epidemic is spreading at an alarming pace through many developing countries, increasing the maternal and infant mortality rates, and adding to the financial burden of providing health services to all communities. Nowhere is the devastating effect of this infection more obvious than in the transmission of HIV from mothers to their infants. In order to decrease this risk, all healthcare workers dealing with HIV-positive mothers and infants will need to receive additional training. Perinatal HIV was written to address this challenge.
This book enables midwives, nurses and doctors to care for pregnant women and their infants in communities where HIV infection is present. Special emphasis has been placed on the prevention of mother-to-infant transmission of HIV. It is hoped that this training opportunity will help to stem the tide of HIV infection in our children.
- preventing, diagnosing and managing HIV infection
- HIV in pregnancy, during labour and delivery
- HIV in the newborn infant
- HIV counselling
Colleagues from a number of hospitals and universities in South Africa were invited to review and comment on the draft document in order to achieve a well-balanced text.
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