Halea Meese L&S Sciences
The effect of the implementation of a national health insurance scheme on mother to child transmission of HIV/AIDS in selected nations of Sub-Saharan Africa
My project will examine the effect of national health insurance on rates of mother to child transmission of HIV/AIDS (MTCT) in Sub-Saharan Africa. I will compare five nations of the region that have implemented national health insurance and compare their rates of MTCT to a control group of another five that have not. I will utilize data from various sources to compile a large data set on each of the ten nations and thus control for the necessary variables so that the two groups of 5 may be compared and statistical significance of results can be determined. From this data I hope to find what, if any, aspects of national health insurance help to reduce MTCT and provide recommendations for future health policy.