Kenya - Born to be healthy
Born to be healthy:
Preventing mother-to-child transmission and fighting HIV spread at community level.
Area of intervention
Nairobi County, Embakasi West, Embakasi North, Kamukunji, Ruaraka Sub-Counties
The project aims to contribute to the containment of the spread of HIV in Kenya, mainly protecting unborn children, newborn, children up to 24 months of age, and young pregnant women from the risk of infection, by guaranteeing specific and individualised pathways aimed at adherence to antiretroviral treatment.
Medicus Mundi Italia alongside its partner m2m, will be in charge of the activities related to the service for the prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission in public health facilities and spread at community level.
- Training of community health volunteers to acquire good practices and skills for the service for Prevention of Mother-to-child Transmission of HIV (EMTCT), specifically on the following topics - Reproductive, Maternal, Infants and Child Health (RMNCH); - Prevention Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) concepts and content.
- Support to the national Mentor Mothers program,”HIV-POSITIVE” women employed as community health workers, working both in health centres and door-to-door.
Community-based awareness-raising activities on sexual and reproductive health and HIV mother-to-child transmission prevention services, Family Planning, HIV Testing and Counselling (HTC), antenatal care/visits (ANC).
- Accompanying of adolescents and young adults to HIV diagnosis and counselling and psychosocial support services in individual and group form.
- On-site implementation of operational research on the importance of early HIV diagnosis in infants and children, the factors preventing the follow-up of exposed children and thus the barriers to early diagnosis of HIV in the area of intervention, with the support of University of Verona.
The project is aimed at:
- 25,270 individuals divided into 3 age groups
- Children under 5 years of age - 4,400
- Adolescents and young adults (10-24 years) - 10,350
- Adults (24-49 years) - 10,520
Indirect beneficiaries are estimated at a total of 221,981 people as catchment area of the 5 health centres targeted by the initiative.
- NO ONE OUT
- University of Verona
- mothers2mothers (m2m)
PROJECT COST: € 453,300.00
Total cost pertaining to MMI: € 315,891.50
Iniziative sinergiche con il Global Fund
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