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E2A:How Do We Break the Plateau We See in Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission?

April 27, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Organized by The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

E2A:How Do We Break the Plateau We See in Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission?

April 27, 2021


With optimal access to antiretroviral formulations, a pregnant HIV-positive woman has a very minimal risk of transmitting HIV to her infant through pregnancy, delivery, or breastfeeding. HIV infection rates remain high in some countries, particularly among women of reproductive age, and access to ARVs is not a guarantee. ARV access to prevent vertical transmission is further strained in some settings due to social distancing guidelines in place for COVID-19.

In this webinar, we’ll discuss current trends in mother-to-child HIV transmission and prevention access. We’ll discuss gains, and gains lost over the last year. We’ll also discuss novel strategies and innovations that could turn the tide on a worrying trend. Our agenda includes voices from across the field: partners, leaders, experts, field-based staff, and a beneficiary of prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission services.


  • Opening remarks: Chip Lyons, EGPAF President and CEO
  • Following the data/latest MTCT research: Dorothy Mbori-Ngacha, UNICEF HIV Specialist
  • The MTCT plateau in DRC: Dr. Vicky Ilunja, EGPAF Technical Director, DRC
  • Global innovations strengthening PMTCT: Dr. Lynne Mofenson, EGPAF Sr Research Advisor
  • Learnings from Eswatini around MTCT success, Dr. Christopher Makwindi
  • The PMTCT journey, a client experience: Dee Mphafi, EGPAF-Lesotho Youth Advisor
  • Q&A

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