LSTM Seminar: The importance of the postpartum period for maternal and child health in the context of HIV infection

Event 8 Sep 2017
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A seminar by Professor Landon Myer of the School of Public Health & Family Medicine of the University of Cape Town, South Africa.

The seminar will be about the importance of the postpartum period for maternal and child health in the context of HIV infection, including the clinical, behavioural and health services challenges encountered in providing effective care to HIV-infected mothers and their children. 

Professor Myer will present the results of recent studies from Cape Town, South Africa, examining interventions that promote adherence to antiretroviral therapy and retention in care in this patient population, review some of intervention strategies currently under evaluation, and end with a broader discussion of the challenges of an opportunities for promoting health and healthcare for postpartum women.

Landon Myers is Professor and Head of the School of Public Health & Family Medicine at the University of Cape Town. Within the School he leads the Division of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, convenes the Masters in Public Health programme and directs the Centre for Infectious Diseases Epidemiology & Research. He has a background in social anthropology, medicine and epidemiology. His research focuses on women's, maternal and child health in the context of HIV, and includes clinical, behavioural and health systems studies, with a particular interest in the health of HIV-infected woment receiving ART during pregnancy and postpartum, as well as the health and development of their children.

The seminar will be live-streamed via: http://bit.ly/LSTM-Sem-LM

A recording will be made available on the LSTM website the following day