Sithabile Mngadi joined the HE2RO team in November 2017 as a Contract Researcher. She holds a Master’s degree in Population Studies, and has over five years’ experience in Research, Monitoring and Evaluation and Quality Improvement work, focusing particularly on HIV/AIDS in South Africa. Sithabile has worked with International and local non-profit organizations. Her other work areas and professional interests also include non-communicable diseases, Sexual reproductive health and Adolescent work in an HIV/AIDS context.
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