Promoting and encouraging knowledge about HIV and prenatal care!
Today, there are many promising medical opportunities to reduce the transmission of HIV between mother and child: trained intake of HIV- medication during the pregnancy in a combination with other strategies, can reduce the risk of transmission between mother and child to roughly under 2%. The knowledge around this medical option however, is not as widely grown in Kenya as it needs to be.
Preventing new infections of new-born babies!
Within the project AIDSFREE, young women exposed to HIV (between ages 10-19) and their children (18 months/2 yeas old), are under supervision during and after their pregnancies. Thus we are pursuing the aim of:
- reducing transmission of diseases through prenatal care, HIV-testing and preventing procedures
- Improvement of the baby’s health and prevention from new infections
- Supporting supervised women in questions of health and psychological issues as well in questions in general
- Sensitisation of the community, relatives and the residential environment of supervised women