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Putting Human Rights and Women at the centre of the eMTCT response increases health outcomes in Uganda

Allen Twinamatsiko has reason to smile. She is happy that she never quit the Elimination of Mother to Child Transmission (eMTCT) programme, as a result, her 18 months old baby was born HIV free even though Twinamatsiko is positive. She almost dropped out of the program as many mothers living with HIV do. “I would come here for antenatal services and find few health workers,” she narrates. “They were too busy that I would not feel confident to approach them for information. Twice, I almost went back home without receiving services,” she adds. She was attending antenatal and eMTCT services at Kihihi Health Centre IV in Kanungu, a remote district in Western Uganda, on the border with The Democratic Republic of Congo.

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