Mother-to-child HIV transmission in resource poor settings: how to improve coverage?

Marleen Temmerman 1, Ann Quaghebeur, Fabian Mwanyumba, Kishor Mandaliya Affiliation 1International Centre for Reproductive Health, Ghent University, Belgium. PMID: 12819526 DOI: 10.1097/00002030-200305230-00016 Abstract Objectives: To review coverage of the current nevirapine prevention model in Coast Provincial General Hospital (CPGH) in Mombasa, Kenya, and to reflect on alternative models to reduce mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of HIV. Methods: At the antenatal clinic, health information […]

Placental inflammation and perinatal outcome

F Mwanyumba 1, I Inion, P Gaillard, K Mandaliya, M Praet, M Temmerman Affiliation 1Coast Provincial General Hospital, Mombasa, Kenya. PMID: 12781405 DOI: 10.1016/s0301-2115(02)00438-4 Abstract Objective: To examine the role of placental inflammation in adverse obstetrical outcome (AOO). Methods: Analysis of perinatal data of 701 randomly selected mothers of singleton infants, Mombasa, Kenya. Results: There were 661 (94.3%) live infants and 40 (5.7%) stillbirths. Out of […]