Informing PMTCT Option B+ Roll-out in Tanzania with Network Analysis
Track: Public Health
Authors: Jennifer Ward
The Tanzania Ministry of Health is rolling out Option B+, placing all HIV+ pregnant women on triple ARV treatment for PMTCT of HIV, nationally by June 2014. As clients will be referred from RCH to CTC, this study calculated the networked distances between standalone RCH and the 5 nearest CTCs nationally to inform roll-out planning. We highlighted geographic areas with need for further infrastructure development or innovative programmatic solutions to increase access to Option B+ services.