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Implementation Research for the Prevention of Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission in Sub-Saharan Africa: Existing Evidence, Current Gaps, and New Opportunities

Overview of attention for article published in Current HIV/AIDS Reports, April 2015
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  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (71st percentile)

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Title
Implementation Research for the Prevention of Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission in Sub-Saharan Africa: Existing Evidence, Current Gaps, and New Opportunities
Published in
Current HIV/AIDS Reports, April 2015
DOI 10.1007/s11904-015-0260-1
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Authors

Sanjana Bhardwaj, Bryan Carter, Gregory A. Aarons, Benjamin H. Chi

Abstract

Tremendous gains have been made in the prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission (PMTCT) in sub-Saharan Africa. Ambitious goals for the "virtual elimination" of pediatric HIV appear increasingly feasible, driven by new scientific advances, forward-thinking health policy, and substantial donor investment. To fulfill this promise, however, rapid and effective implementation of evidence-based practices must be brought to scale across a diversity of settings. The discipline of implementation research can facilitate this translation from policy into practice; however, to date, its core principles and frameworks have been inconsistently applied in the field. We reviewed the recent developments in implementation research across each of the four "prongs" of a comprehensive PMTCT approach. While significant progress continues to be made, a greater emphasis on context, fidelity, and scalability-in the design and dissemination of study results-would greatly enhance current efforts and provide the necessary foundation for future evidence-based programs.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 1%
Ethiopia 1 1%
Unknown 68 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 18 26%
Researcher 13 19%
Unspecified 10 14%
Student > Postgraduate 6 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 9%
Other 17 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 25 36%
Unspecified 16 23%
Nursing and Health Professions 8 11%
Social Sciences 8 11%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 9%
Other 7 10%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 09 September 2015.
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#7,206,396
of 12,485,094 outputs
Outputs from Current HIV/AIDS Reports
#177
of 276 outputs
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#106,400
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Outputs of similar age from Current HIV/AIDS Reports
#2
of 7 outputs
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