More than 90% of new HIV infections in infants and young children come from mother-to-child transmission, according to UNICEF. Mother-to-child transmission of HIV can occur during pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding.
ROM offers a comprehensive PMTCT (Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission) program that brings together prevention and counseling, medical treatment, and follow-up with pregnant and lactating mothers. As of 2016, ROM has achieved six years of 0% transmission of HIV between HIV-positive mothers and their children. The PMTCT program incorporates a four-pronged approach: