Ezeanolue EE, Powell BJ, Patel D, Olutola A, Obiefune M, Dakum P, Okonkwo P, Gobir B, Akinmurele T, Nwandu A, Torpey K, Oyeledum B, Aina M, Eyo A, Oleribe O, Ibanga I, Oko J, Anyaike C, Idoko J, Aliyu MH, Sturke R, Watts H, Siberry G. Identifying and Prioritizing Implementation Barriers, Gaps, and Strategies Through the Nigeria Implementation Science Alliance: Getting to Zero in the Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV. Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999). 2016 Aug 1;72 Suppl 2(72 Suppl 2). S161-6. PMID: 27355504 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC5113249
In 2013, Nigeria accounted for 15% of the 1.3 million pregnant women living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa and 26% of new infections among children worldwide. Despite this, less than 20% of pregnant women in Nigeria received an HIV test during pregnancy, and only 23% of HIV-infected pregnant women received appropriate intervention following HIV diagnosis. This article reports findings from 2 structured group exercises conducted at the first Nigeria Implementation Science Alliance Conference to identify (1) barriers and research gaps related to prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) and (2) potential strategies and interventions that could address PMTCT challenges.