Factors that Affects Male Partner Involvement in PMTCT Services in Africa: A Review Literature
Science Journal of Public Health
Volume 3, Issue 4, July 2015, Pages: 460-467
Received: Apr. 27, 2015; Accepted: May 15, 2015; Published: May 27, 2015
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Addis Adera Gebru, Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, Woldia University, North Wollo, Ethiopia
Mesfin Wudu Kassaw, Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, Woldia University, North Wollo, Ethiopia
Yonas Yimam Ayene, Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, Woldia University, North Wollo, Ethiopia
Zemenu Mengistie Semene, Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, Woldia University, North Wollo, Ethiopia
Markos Kidane Assefa, Huwawei Company, Addis Ababa Woreda Net project, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Ambachew Woreta Hailu, Department of Biology, Faculty of Natural and Computational Sciences, Woldia University, North Wollo, Ethiopia
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Back ground: male partner’s participation in prevention of mother-to-child-transmission (PMTCT) of HIV has been determined as one of the major factors in world. And it realization is challenges because of male related and institutional factors. Objectives: This paper summarizes the factors which affects male partner’s involvement in PMTCT services in Africa. Methods: A narrative Literature research was carried out of for evaluation of the literature generated from EBESCO systems, PUBMED, OVID, CINAHL, MEDLINE and GOOGLE SEARCH, and the Internet from January, 2010 to April, 2015. The literature reviewed suggests that male partner’s participation in PMTCT of HIV and associated factors. The inclusion criteria were an original study or review studies involving male partner’s participation in PMTCT of HIV and associated factors. Among selected papers were screened and irrelevant studies were excluded. Result: We included 19 studies in this review, which reported on factors which affects male partner’s involvement in PMTCT services in Africa. The majority of studies described male partner participation is a crucial component to optimize ANC/PMTCT services. Other studies defined that the importance of male involvement in PMTCT is accepted. Conclusion: Factors which affects male partner’s involvement in PMTCT services is a well-accepted issue and has important positive outcomes several areas of health discipline. The current literature, research and reviewed articles which were developed through an evaluation of this literature reviewed articles and the assessment of a limited number of research studies that focused on male partner’s participation in PMTCT of HIV and associated factors in PMTCT services at different health settings. Implication of PMTCT services: It is proposed that male partner’s participation in PMTCT of HIV improves as the PMTCT services gains HIV testing experience in their facilities with couples, male partner’s gain a sense of saliency in relation to PMTCT services. Male partners may use PMTCT services independently, and concurrently to solve weak and longtime PMTCT services at different health Institutes.
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Male, Male Involvement, PMTCT, HIV, ANC, Associated Factors
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Addis Adera Gebru, Mesfin Wudu Kassaw, Yonas Yimam Ayene, Zemenu Mengistie Semene, Markos Kidane Assefa, Ambachew Woreta Hailu, Factors that Affects Male Partner Involvement in PMTCT Services in Africa: A Review Literature, Science Journal of Public Health. Vol. 3, No. 4, 2015, pp. 460-467. doi: 10.11648/j.sjph.20150304.13
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