Prosper Njau one of the Tanzanian SEARCH fellows has now registered for his PhD program with KCMU college based in Moshi Tanzania. Prosper’s research is related to the effect of the roll-out of Option B+ for the prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) in Tanzania. With option B+ any expectant mother found to be HIV positive during antenatal care will be offered anti-retroviral therapy (ART) irrespective of their CD4 cell count and will remain on treatment subsequent to the birth. Prosper will investigate how the maternal and infant morbidity and mortality outcomes have changed as a result of the introduction of Option B+ and whether there is evidence for any changes in treatment adherence or loss to follow-up.
We congratulate Prosper on this significant step in his academic career.