Elimination of Mother-to-Child Transmission (EMTCT) campaign

SUSTAIN joined other implementing partners, the Uganda Ministry of Health and the Office of the First Lady to officially launch the Northern Uganda Elimination of Mother-to-Child Transmission (EMTCT) campaign under the theme ‘Stand Out, Participate, Protect and Have an HIV-Free Baby’ at Lira Regional Referral Hospital (RRH), one of 24 SUSTAIN-supported hospitals.  The First Lady, Janet Museveni, presided over the event  and met with members  of project-supported family support groups advising couples to go to HIV testing, pregnant women to attend antenatal care four times and give birth in a health facility. The US Ambassador Scott DeLisi has pledged a commitment of the US to support this shared vision. SUSTAIN will continue to take part in other regional campaigns scheduled in the coming months.