Prevention of Parent to child Transmission

There are numerous barriers exists at community level for optimal uptake of PPTCT services. Utkal Sevak Samaj works within communities to address these barriers and enhance service use that is increasing rates of PPTCT enrolment, retention in care and successful treatment. The PPTCT services provided access to all pregnant women for HIV diagnostic, prevention, care and treatment services. These include counselling and HIV testing of all pregnant women enrolled into antenatal care (ANC). Mothers are counselled on infant feeding options and family planning. The project ensures involvement of spouse and other family members for care and support. Linkages are forged with VCTCs, ART clinics and other district-level hospitals, promotes lifelong ART to all pregnant women regardless of CD4 count and clinical stage.

The project promotes institutional deliveries of all HIV infected pregnant women, provision of ARV prophylaxis to infants from birth up to minimum 6 months. It also provides nutrition counselling and psychosocial support for HIV-infected pregnant women, strengthen community follow- up and outreach through local networks to support HIV-positive pregnant women and their families.

ObjectivesAchievementsProject Area
Primary prevention of HIV, especially among women of child bearing age.
Preventing unintended pregnancies among women living with HIV.
Prevent HIV transmission from pregnant women infected with HIV to their child.
Provide care, support and treatment to women living with HIV, her children and family.
  • 1456 antenatal cases registered and referred to ICTC & PPTCT for HIV test.
  • 25 pregnant women and 3 children found positive.
  • 38 support group meetings and 54 meetings with health workers organised participated by 945 people.
  • The outreach workers visited 89 families and provided at home counselling services.
Cuttack, Bolangir, Angul, Balasore, Bhadrak District of Odisha supported by IL&FS Educations and Technology Services Ltd., New Delhi.