County Striving to Eliminate Mother to Child HIV Infection

County Striving to Eliminate Mother to Child HIV Infection

The Uasin Gishu County Government is working towards ensuring that there is zero Mother to child HIV infection by the year 2021.

Speaking during the graduation of 165 HIV Exposed Infants (HEI), executive in charge of Health Mrs. Everlyne Rotich noted the administration’s concern of eliminating Child infection saying through her department, the County has laid down several strategies to ensure this.

The CEC also said that the County Government will ensure that all the mothers will be tested as soon as they conceive, they will also be sensitized through a door to door campaign which will take advantage of the recently launched programme by the National Government that every citizen should be tested.

“For the last 18 months, we have achieved 96% elimination of transmission from the mothers to infants from conception to birth”, said Rotich.

She further lauded the parents of the children for the efforts they put up in bringing up the children, asking them to maximumly use the drugs given to them.

Giving his remarks, Ampath Kenya Chief of party Prof. Sylvester Kimaiyo lauded the Collaboration between the County Government, Ampath Kenya and Moi University school of medicine in the Combined efforts towards fighting the infection and spread of HIV/AIDS.

The Children who were accompanied by their parents were celebrating a success of two years of vaccination and clinical visits.

The ceremony organized by the County Government of Uasin Gishu in collaboration with Ampath Kenya and Moi University was attended by Acting Chief Officer Jones Cheruiyot, Hospital Managers and staff from Ampath Kenya.

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