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Background:Worldwide, an estimated 2.3 million children under the age of 15 are HIVpositive. The main source of HIV infection in children is vertical transmissionof HIV from mother-to-child during pregnancy, labor and delivery, orbreastfeeding. Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV has been expandedin accelerated fashion throughout Ethiopia with all public hospitals and healthcenters providing the services. However, published studies on the services’ provision in the country aregenerally limited. If at all, they didnot comprehensively examine qualityof the services. Objective: The study aimed to assess the quality of Preventionof Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV services in Gebretsadiq Shawo MemorialHospital in Kafa Zone, Southwest Ethiopia. Methods: Facility basedcross-sectional study involving both quantitative and qualitative methods wasconducted in September 2012. A total of 311 pregnant mothers were interviewedand a one year 2011 record of PMTCT clients was reviewed and serviceprovision processes were observed for 10 counseling sessions. Donabedian’sStructure-Process-Outcome model was used to conceptualize the study. Data wereanalyzed using SPSS for windows version 17 software. Descriptive statisticswere computed to summarize the findings. Results: Almost all of the minimum requiredresources such as test kits, prophylactic drugs and other supplies wereavailable in the hospital; counselors followed the national guideline inproviding HIV counseling and testing services; and most 90% of clients weresatisfied or very satisfied by the PMTCT services they received. However, from858 pregnant mothers who visited the ANC clinic in 2011, only 33038.5% were offeredHIV pretest counseling, while 281 33% were tested. Conclusion: Althoughclients’ satisfaction by PMTCT service is very high, considerable proportion ofpregnant mothers who utilize ANC services are not offered HIV counseling andtesting services. Therefore, appropriate quality improvement interventionsagainst the missed opportunities are highly recommended.

KEYWORDS

Quality, PMTCT, Kafa, Ethiopia

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Bayou, N. and Tsehay, Y. 2015 Quality of PMTCT Services in Gebretsadiq Shawo Memorial Hospital, Kafa Zone, South West Ethiopia: A Descriptive Study. Open Access Library Journal, 2, 1-12. doi: 10.4236-oalib.1101499.





Autor: Negalign Berhanu Bayou*, Yohannes Ejigu Tsehay

Fuente: http://www.scirp.org/



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