Implementation of Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission Services in Kenya
The program focused on increasing access to HIV counseling and testing services for pregnant women, improving antenatal care services, increasing access to prophylactic antiretroviral (ARV) drugs for HIV-positive mothers and HIV-exposed infants, promoting early diagnosis and treatment of opportunistic infections, and providing nutritional support and counseling on infant diagnosis.
With long-term support from CDC, this project worked in 262 sites, ensuring the universal provision of high-quality PMTCT services in Government of Kenya facilities. The project was also committed to creating a supportive environment for PMTCT plus services through more community and male partner involvement in HIV prevention, care, and support.
With support from the Government of Kenya this project used an integrated model of AIDS, population and health to expand access to quality, sustainable HIV and AIDS and TB prevention, treatment, and support and family planning services.
The APHIAplus (AIDS, Population and Health Integrated Assistance Plus) Nairobi-Coast program is a five-year flagship health services delivery program funded by USAID.
MSD for Mothers launched a new initiative to reduce maternal mortality rates in India this week, naming Pathfinder International as one of three nonprofit partners that will implement project activities.
This weekend, several gunmen opened fire in a shopping mall located in Nairobi, Kenya, killing 62 and injuring 175. The gunmen took an undetermined number of hostages and although several have been released, it is unclear if all are accounted for.