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Improving Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV Care and Related Services in Eastern Rwanda

  • Younsook Lim mail,

    Younsook.Lim@dartmouth.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Pediatrics, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire, United States of America

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  • Jim Yong Kim,

    Affiliation: Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire, United States of America

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  • Michael Rich,

    Affiliations: Partners in Health-Rwanda, Kigali, Rwanda, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Sara Stulac,

    Affiliations: Partners in Health-Rwanda, Kigali, Rwanda, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Division of Global Health Equity, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Jean Bosco Niyonzima,

    Affiliations: Partners in Health-Rwanda, Kigali, Rwanda, Head of Infectious Clinic, Rwinkwavu Hospital, Rwinkwavu, Rwanda

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  • Mary C. Smith Fawzi,

    Affiliations: Partners In Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Rose Gahire,

    Affiliation: AIDS HealthCare Foundation, Kigali, Rwanda

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  • Martha Mukaminega,

    Affiliation: Pediatric Care and Treatment, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Kigali, Rwanda

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  • Marya Getchell,

    Affiliation: François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Curtis W. Peterson,

    Affiliation: François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Paul E. Farmer,

    Affiliations: Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Partners In Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Agnès Binagwaho

    Affiliation: Ministry of Health, Kigali, Rwanda

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  • Published: July 20, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000302
  • Featured in PLOS Collections

About the Authors

Younsook Lim
Department of Pediatrics, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire, United States of America
Jim Yong Kim
Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire, United States of America
Michael Rich, Sara Stulac, Jean Bosco Niyonzima
Partners in Health-Rwanda, Kigali, Rwanda
Michael Rich
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Michael Rich, Sara Stulac, Paul E. Farmer
Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Sara Stulac
Division of Global Health Equity, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Jean Bosco Niyonzima
Head of Infectious Clinic, Rwinkwavu Hospital, Rwinkwavu, Rwanda
Mary C. Smith Fawzi, Paul E. Farmer
Partners In Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Mary C. Smith Fawzi, Paul E. Farmer
Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Rose Gahire
AIDS HealthCare Foundation, Kigali, Rwanda
Martha Mukaminega
Pediatric Care and Treatment, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Kigali, Rwanda
Marya Getchell, Curtis W. Peterson
François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Agnès Binagwaho
Ministry of Health, Kigali, Rwanda

Corresponding Author

Email: Younsook.Lim@dartmouth.edu

Competing Interests

Agnès Binagwaho is on the Editorial Board of PLoS Medicine.

Author Contributions

ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: YL JYK MR SS JBN MCSF RG MM MG CWP PEF AB. Agree with the manuscript's results and conclusions: YL JYK MR SS JBN MCSF RG MM MG CWP PEF AB. Analyzed the data: MG. Collected data/did experiments for the study: MR MG. Wrote the first draft of the paper: YL MG. Contributed to the writing of the paper: YL JYK MR SS JBN MCSF RG MM MG CWP PEF AB. Contributed to the organization and design of the interventions done at the Health Centers for this study: MR. Participated in all stages of development of the model: RG.