Nelly Jinga joined HE2RO in March 2016 as a Research Associate. She holds a Master’s degree in Demography from University of Cape Town and a BSc (Hons) degree in Applied Mathematics. She has experience working as a Research Assistant in HIV and Oncology clinical trials. She is currently involved in research on Barriers and facilitators of early initiation of antenatal care among HIV positive women. She is also involved in the research on Assessing HIV Testing and Linkages to Care in Primary Health Care Clinics in South Africa.
Understanding the Predictors of Early ANC Initiation and Patterns of Postpartum Maternal Mobility in Relation to Paediatric HIV Diagnosis and Linkage to HIV CareThe elimination of vertical transmission of HIV is within reach in South Africa, given the high coverage of the Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) program. However to achieve the 90-90-90 targets for children, we need to improve early infant diagnosis (EID) efforts by strengthening postpartum retention and participation of women the PMTCT program, including mothers who initially test HIV negative in antenatal care (ANC). This study aims to firstly map out patterns of maternal