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Free Content Goodstart: a cluster randomised effectiveness trial of an integrated, community‐based package for maternal and newborn care, with prevention of mother‐to‐child transmission of HIV in a South African township

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Progress towards MDG4 for child survival in South Africa requires effective prevention of mother‐to‐child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV including increasing exclusive breastfeeding, as well as a new focus on reducing neonatal deaths. This necessitates increased focus on the pregnancy and early post‐natal periods, developing and scaling up appropriate models of community‐based care, especially to reach the peri‐urban poor.

Keywords: HIV; South Africa; community health worker; community‐based; integrated; newborn; post‐natal care; prevent mother‐to‐child transmission (PMTCT); primary health care

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: March 1, 2014

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