Located in the heart of East Africa, Kenya is the financial and trade hub of the region. It has been critical for m2m to pursue expansion and service delivery in a country where young women between 15 and 19 are three times more likely to be infected than their male counterparts, and where 20-24-year old women are 5.5 times more likely to be living with HIV than their male counterparts.*
|OVERVIEW: (As of July 2012)|
|Adult HIV prevalence*||6.3%|
* Estimate, UNAIDS Report of the Global AIDS Epidemic 2010
The mothers2mothers’ Kenya program illustrates our transition from a small NGO into a multi-national organization and success at teamwork and collaboration. m2m has been asked to
plan and implement a national scale-up program to provide services in all of Kenya’s
clinics and hospitals that offer PMTCT services. The m2m Kenya program has also been
pivotal in active client follow-up (ACFU) initiatives to address the challenge of
retaining women in the PMTCT cascade. The findings in Kenya will inform
mothers2mothers’ ACFU efforts in its other countries of operation.
'The education and the follow-up calls were very important to help clients deal
with fear and denial and these barriers we are talking about [in support groups]…'