Factors affecting low utilisation of prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) services by pregnant women in Ishaka-Bushenyi municipality

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Kampala International University, School of Health Sciences
Prevention of the mother to child transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (PMTCT) plays a major role in the reduction of both maternal and child mortality rate. The purpose of the study was to assess the factors affecting low utilization of PMTCT services program by pregnant women in Ishaka Town. Data was collected by Cross- sectional method where by the questionnaires were availed to the respondents to fill. The participants were women between 16 – 49 years of age. The women were all from different background, marital status, religion, level of education but all were residents of Ishaka Town. Hundred fifty women were chosen from all women of age between 16 – 49 years. Majority of respondents (more than 70 percent) had knowledge on about PMTCT and the advantages of PMTCT programs to pregnant mothers
A research report submitted to the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of a degree of Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery of Kampala International University
Prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) services, Pregnant women, Bushenyi-Ishaka Municipality, HIV/AIDS