Lusaka Town Clerk, Alex Mwansa, says the implementation of the elimination of mother to child transmission-EMTCT- project in five health facilities in Lusaka has prevented 1185 babies from acquiring HIV.
Speaking when he presented the Lusaka report at the on-going London fast track cities round table forum in London, United Kingdom, Mr Mwansa revealed that babies within the catchment areas of the five health facilities were prevented from acquiring HIV during the implementation of the project under the fast track cities project between October 2017 and October 2018.
Mr Mwansa says the five health facilities where the project was implemented included Chipata, kanyama chawama, Chaisa and Mtendere health facilities.
He explains that “the elimination of mother to child transmission has scored a number of achievements as evidenced by both facility and community based organisations data and reports from beneficiaries of the project.
Mr Mwansa further explains that during community sensitizations, women and their partners were sensitized together on EMTCT strategies and their benefits.