The Health Policy Project has ended, but work continues under a new USAID five-year project, Health Policy Plus (HP+).
Author(s): A. Dutta, K. Kripke, D. Mwai, M. Sirengo
Primary Language: English
Like many sub-Saharan African countries, Kenya is exploring the adoption of the World Health Organization Option B+ strategy as the standard of care for its program to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV. The Health Policy Project (HPP) was invited by the National AIDS and STI Control Programme (NASCOP) to help conduct a cost-effectiveness analysis of scaling up Option B+ versus other strategies. Results of the analysis suggest that implementing a scale-up of Option B+ will avert infant and adult infections but at a significant additional cost. Kenya should consider these results to assess whether Option B+ is affordable given the available resources.