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AIDSFree Mother-Baby Pair Retention in Care Through Community Focal Mothers


The AIDSFree community focal mother (CFM) model has demonstrated success in Eswatini (Swaziland) in improving retention in care of MBPs through PMTCT final outcome at 18–24 months. This model uses a proactive community-based approach. Trained and compensated CFMs visited all enrolled MBPs, regardless of HIV status, at home before they missed a visit to encourage them to continue visiting the health facility. During home visits with the mother, CFMs developed and regularly reviewed a care plan to anticipate mobility over the next 18 months. This proactive approach helps mothers plan for visits, anticipate challenges, and improve retention in care. JSI/AIDSFree Project. 2019.

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