Educational Project for Mother and Child

Project Brief: Education and awareness generation among HIV-positive mothers, and to reduce the rate of mother-to-child transfer of HIV.
Project Type: Community Awareness Programs (description)
Primary Focus: health and cleanliness (description)

Secondary Focus: children of sex workers

Area: Urban
Supporting Chapter Contact: Cleveland
Status: current / ongoing
Project Steward: Fehmida Kapadia
Project Partner(s): Asavari Herwadkar
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , Ojus Medical Institute,Tulip Star, Juhu Tara Road,Juhu, Mumbai,
MAHARASHTRA  400049
Tel: +91 9821322605
Stewarding Chapter: Cleveland
Jan 2009ClevelandUSD 2500

Total = $2500

Objectives :

Long term
* Improve health of mother and child
* To reduce mother to child HIV transmission from 30-35% to 5-10% or less by 2010

Short term
* Identify pregnant women and promote institutional care at antenatal(during pregnancy), delivery and post natal(post delivery) centers and child care.
* Identify pregnant women with HIV and promote institutional care to prevent parent to child transmission
* Counseling on breast feeding and nutrition
* Follow-up with hospital staff and ANC for Nevirapine before delivery and to new born after the delivery to positive ANC
* Follow-up positive mother and baby till 18th month for testing of Baby
* Support to People living with HIV PLHIV.
* Awareness in community on women & child health and HIV care
Ojus Medical Institute (OMI) began its work in 1999 with an objective to establish an institute of excellence in medical care, education and research to improve the quality of health and life of people in India. It was registered as a trust in 2002. It integrates medical care, education, research and development to create a holistic approach to need-based health projects, ranging from charitable clinics in urban areas to rural programs for adivasi(tribal) population.