School of Population Health

Women's and Men's experiences of PMTCT in Papua New Guinea: a gendered sociocultural analysis of barriers and facilitators for program engagement

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The research seeks to understand the gendered sociocultural factors influencing the uptake and controls of PMTCT (Preventing Mother-to-Child Transmission) programs from the perspectives of antenatal women, their partners and health care workers. It has the following aims:
1. Undertake an assessment of PMTCT programs
2. Examine knowledge, attitudes and decision-making processes regarding PMTCT
3. Test enablers of return for safe delivery and post-natal care
4. Examine expereinces of consent, counselling and confidentiality
5. Determine gender-specific barriers/facilitators to accessing PMTCT programs
6. Develop recommendations for improved PMTCT programs

Project Members
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Honorary Professor
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Associate Professor Angela Kelly
Associate Professor
Scientia Professor John Kaldor
Professor and Program Head
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Mrs Christina Rofe
Senior Administration Officer
Project Supporters

AusAID (Australian Agency for International Development) - Australian Development Research Awards|49529

Project Collaborators: External

Miss Barbara Kepa
Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research

Miss Martha Kupul
Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Resear

Dr Grace Kariwiga

Professor Glen Mola
University of Papua New Guinea

Sr Tarcisia Hunhoff
Catholic Health Services