Men Taking
Action™ (MTA):
Male Involvement in
HIV Prevention
CCIH Annual Conference
June 2013
Presentation Agenda
• The MTA Model
• Engaging Men
• MTA in Action:
HIV Prevention
• Results
• Next Steps
The MTA™ Model
• Innovative behavior change
model that engages positive
champions for family health
• Works with tradition...
The MTA™ Model: Geography
• Zambia: Launched in 2007 to boost
uptake of PMTCT, VCT and gender issues.
•South Africa: Launc...
Why Involve Men in HIV Prevention
•Role of the male in
the home
• Access to resources
and healthcare
• Men as Partners
How We Involve Men in HIV Prevention
• Listen!
•KAP Survey: Before & After
• Role Play
• Q&A Community/ANC Sessions
• ANC ...
Sell the Benefits
• Engage traditional leaders as your salesmen
• Use the (not-so-bully) pulpit at church
• Emphasize man’...
Make it ‘Man-Friendly’
• Special outreach sessions just for men
• Hold after-hours ANC and community sessions
• Mini-speed...
MTA for HIV Prevention: PMTCT
• Great need and applicability
• Promotes three prongs of PMTCT through community
and indivi...
MTA for HIV Prevention: MC
• Being rolled out in
Zambia – Central,
Western and North-
Western Provinces
• CMMB is currentl...
Results: More Pregnant Women Attending
ANC Tested for HIV
Results: Almost All HIV+ Pregnant Women
Have their Babies Accept ARVs
Results: Couples ANC HIV Testing
Skyrocketed
The Kambwela Family:
Building Trust for Couples HIV Counseling and Testing
BEFORE CMMB ZAMBIA’S
COMPACTS PROGRAM:
“Testing...
AFTER CMMB’s PROGRAM:
“…it means that if my wife tests
positive during pregnancy, we have
a chance to have a healthy baby
...
Male Involvement: Next Steps
• Document best
practices
• Expansion to HIV,
malaria and other CMMB
health programs
• Adapta...
Contact Information
Sara Melillo
Director of Strategic Information
US Tel: + 1 703-525-0277
Email: smelillo@cmmb.org
Skype...
CCIH 2013 Concurrent Sessions 1 Preventing HIV/AIDS and Promoting Gender Equity Sara Melillo CMMB
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CCIH 2013 Concurrent Sessions 1 Preventing HIV/AIDS and Promoting Gender Equity Sara Melillo CMMB

This presentation describes Catholic Medical Mission Board's Men Taking Action program, providing specific best practices and tips for incorporating male partner involvement into programming to prevent HIV/AIDS.
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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Transcripts - CCIH 2013 Concurrent Sessions 1 Preventing HIV/AIDS and Promoting Gender Equity Sara Melillo CMMB

  • 1. Men Taking Action™ (MTA): Male Involvement in HIV Prevention CCIH Annual Conference June 2013
  • 2. Presentation Agenda • The MTA Model • Engaging Men • MTA in Action: HIV Prevention • Results • Next Steps
  • 3. The MTA™ Model • Innovative behavior change model that engages positive champions for family health • Works with traditional leaders to gain buy-in • Men serve as champions for uptake of health services
  • 4. The MTA™ Model: Geography • Zambia: Launched in 2007 to boost uptake of PMTCT, VCT and gender issues. •South Africa: Launched in 2009 to promote home-based CT for men and their families
  • 5. Why Involve Men in HIV Prevention •Role of the male in the home • Access to resources and healthcare • Men as Partners
  • 6. How We Involve Men in HIV Prevention • Listen! •KAP Survey: Before & After • Role Play • Q&A Community/ANC Sessions • ANC Outreach & Promotion
  • 7. Sell the Benefits • Engage traditional leaders as your salesmen • Use the (not-so-bully) pulpit at church • Emphasize man’s involvement at ANC • Sell PMTCT, HTC, ARV in pregnancy • Meet men where they are…positive peer pressure
  • 8. Make it ‘Man-Friendly’ • Special outreach sessions just for men • Hold after-hours ANC and community sessions • Mini-speed sessions for men • Male-Friendly SBCC techniques
  • 9. MTA for HIV Prevention: PMTCT • Great need and applicability • Promotes three prongs of PMTCT through community and individual outreach: •Primary Prevention: ABC •Testing and uptake of HIV care services for pregnant women and their partners/family •Comprehensive HIV care, including ART for HIV positive pregnant women and their partners/family
  • 10. MTA for HIV Prevention: MC • Being rolled out in Zambia – Central, Western and North- Western Provinces • CMMB is currently refining curriculum to directly address MC
  • 11. Results: More Pregnant Women Attending ANC Tested for HIV
  • 12. Results: Almost All HIV+ Pregnant Women Have their Babies Accept ARVs
  • 13. Results: Couples ANC HIV Testing Skyrocketed
  • 14. The Kambwela Family: Building Trust for Couples HIV Counseling and Testing BEFORE CMMB ZAMBIA’S COMPACTS PROGRAM: “Testing for HIV can bring divisions in the family because of determining who could have brought the infection between the two of them if either of them or both, tested positive.” Mary Kambwela, 24, mother of 3 children Luampa, Zambia Couples HIV prevention education for the Kambwelas in their home
  • 15. AFTER CMMB’s PROGRAM: “…it means that if my wife tests positive during pregnancy, we have a chance to have a healthy baby who is not infected with HIV if she takes ARVs.” Munthu Kambwela, 23, father of 3 children Luampa, Zambia The couple leaving HIV testing center
  • 16. Male Involvement: Next Steps • Document best practices • Expansion to HIV, malaria and other CMMB health programs • Adaptation to other health issues, including Chronic Diseases
  • 17. Contact Information Sara Melillo Director of Strategic Information US Tel: + 1 703-525-0277 Email: smelillo@cmmb.org Skype: sara.melillo

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