Eunice Akinyi is one of the more than 67,000 mothers in a year who were able to prevent the transmission of the HIV virus to their children by taking the antiretroviral prophylaxis. She joined the USAID funded mothers 2 mothers program at the Ahero sub-district hospital in Nyanza County in 2009 when she was three months pregnant and had gone to the clinic for prenatal care. Eunice had known of her HIV status since 2007 and had heard of the antiretroviral prophylaxis treatment given to mothers that can prevent the transmission of the virus to their unborn child.
In 2011, the U.S. supported Kenya’s fight against malaria with over KShs 3.3billion (US $40 million) in malaria control activities; including the procurement of 2,212,500 Long Lasting Insecticided Nets (LLIN) that were distributed through a mass campaign to populations at risk of malaria.
Find out more Information about USAID's programs in Kenya by reading the newly released 2011 Annual Report. Click here to read the report.
APHIA Plus Western Promotes Skilled Delivery for Maternal and Child Health
March 28, 2012
Christine Robi smiles as she holds her new born baby during a post-natal visit at Iraha dispensary in Moheto, Kuria West district. Although she has had seven previous pregnancies, four of her children succumbed to common child hood diseases and infections soon after birth. But this 41 year old mother is not worried about the survival of the latest addition to her family because for the first time she delivered at a health center with the help of skilled attendants who gave both mother and daughter full treatment and information to promote health.