Women's and Men's experiences of PMTCT in Papua New Guinea: a gendered sociocultural analysis of barriers and facilitators for program engagement

The research seeks to understand the gendered sociocultural factors influencing the uptake and controls of PMTCT (Preventing Mother-to-Child Transmission) programs from the perspectives of antenatal women, their partners and health care workers. It has the following aims:
1. Undertake an assessment of PMTCT programs
2. Examine knowledge, attitudes and decision-making processes regarding PMTCT
3. Test enablers of return for safe delivery and post-natal care
4. Examine expereinces of consent, counselling and confidentiality
5. Determine gender-specific barriers/facilitators to accessing PMTCT programs
6. Develop recommendations for improved PMTCT programs

Project team

Professor Heather Worth
Faculty of Medicine
Mrs Christina Rofe
Faculty of Engineering

Project collaborators: External

Miss Barbara Kepa
Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research
Miss Martha Kupul
Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Resear
Professor Glen Mola
University of Papua New Guinea
Sr Tarcisia Hunhoff
Catholic Health Services

Key contact

Faculty of Medicine
9385 8658
h.worth@unsw.edu.au