mombeshora 10.12.10.jpgThe Deputy Minister of Health and Child Welfare, Cde Douglas Mombeshora, says 95% of all clinics and hospitals in the country are now offering the comprehensive prevention of mother to child transmission services.

The services recommends that all HIV positive pregnant women be put on anti-retroviral treatment at 14 weeks of pregnancy and continue until they stop breast-feading.

Cde Mombeshora attributed the large numbers of children succumbing HIV infection to high user fees being charged for the transmission services, saying they are not affordable to most pregnant women.