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Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission in Kenya: Cost-Effectiveness of Option B+
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Author(s): A. Dutta, K. Kripke, D. Mwai, M. Sirengo

Primary Language: English

Date: 3/5/2013


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.

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The Health Policy Project is a five-year cooperative agreement funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development under Agreement No. AID-OAA-A-10-00067, beginning September 30, 2010. The project's HIV-related activities are supported by the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). It is implemented by Futures Group, in collaboration with Plan International USA, Avenir Health (previously Futures Institute), Partners in Population and Development, Africa Regional Office (PPD ARO), Population Reference Bureau (PRB), RTI International, and White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood (WRA). The information provided on this Web site is not official U.S. Government information and does not represent the views or positions of the U.S. Agency for International Development or the U.S. Government.

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