Global Health Observatory (GHO) data

Prevention of mother-to-child transmission

Situation and trends

Globally, an estimated 1 058 000 women, or about three quarter (73%, range 68–79%) of the pregnant women living with HIV in low- and middle-income countries, received at least some effective antiretroviral drugs in 2014 to prevent mother-to-child transmission

The rate of mother-to-child transmission of HIV has been cut by more than half between 2000 and 2014, and some African countries are approaching the very low mother-to-child transmission rates achieved in high-income countries.

About 1.4 million HIV infections in children were averted between 2000 and 2014, with more than 1 million of them during 2010-2014. Increasing use of more effective drugs is boosting the impact of increased ARV medicine coverage.

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