According to the World Health Organization, approximately 1.5 million women living with HIV become pregnant each year. Without antiretroviral drugs, they face a 15-45 percent chance that their child will also become infected.
Reproductive health stories from Pathfinder and beyond
Last month, Kenya’s First Lady Margaret Gakuo was invited to take a stroll down a red carpet at an event supporting local orphans and vulnerable children. But the first lady was far from the star of the show.
Focus Area: Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
In places like the Deep Sea Slum of Nairobi, Kenya, the dangers associated with pregnancy and child birth are not to be taken lightly. Maternal mortality still claims far too many lives and quality maternal health services are not universally available or accessible to expectant mothers.
Dr. David Wanjala, Medical Officer in Charge at Tudor District Hospital in Mombasa, sat down with Linda Suttenfield, Pathfinder International’s Director of Communications, to share how the APHIAplus Nairobi-Coast project, led by Pathfinder and funded by USAID, has made a difference at his facility.
In Hollywood films, the motorcycle is often synonymous with youth, rebellion, and leather-clad individuals cruising the streets in search of trouble. But deep in the hinterlands of Kenya, the motorcycle is fast becoming associated with a far more positive image—saving lives.