Centers for Disease Control
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) operates two programs within Malawi: Global AIDS Program (GAP) and Malawi Malaria Program (MMP).
Innovative policy to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV shows positive impact
On Tuesday March 5th Dr. Beth Barr presented on Option B+ on the behalf of the Malawi Ministry of Health at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI). The new treatment option, called Option B+, offers all pregnant or breastfeeding women infected with HIV lifelong antiretroviral treatment (ART), regardless of the stage of their HIV infection. The number of pregnant and breastfeeding women in Malawi with HIV who started life-saving antiretroviral treatment increased by more than 700 percent in one year, according to a study in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.