Programme reduces HIV/AIDS in South Africa’s children

Svetlana DonevaECD News

According to the SA government’s 2013 mid-term Review of the 2011 UN General Assembly Declaration on HIV and AIDS, the country’s effective PMTCT programme has led to an 80% drop in the number of new infections among children aged 0-14 years (from 82,000 in 2005 to an estimated 21,000 in 2012). In addition, improvements in early infant diagnosis and the … Read More

Mentor Mothers: a sustainable paraprofessional model?

Svetlana DonevaECD News

The Philani Project aims to improve the health and wellbeing of vulnerable pregnant mothers and infants from low-income households, through a strategy of home visits by specially trained “mentor mothers”.