Point of Care: Early Infant Diagnosis Saves Lives
By Ricardo Pires
18 March 2016 – Twenty-nine-year-old Melina Nkosi* had to wake up before dawn and walk for two and a half hours to reach the Matapila Health Centre, located in a small village 20 kilometres away from Lilongwe, Malawi’s capital city. She hopes that today she will finally get the good news for which she’s been desperately dreaming.
For almost two months, Melina has been waiting to get the result of her baby’s HIV test. She is tired from the commute but even more exhausted in her heart and mind.