Project Lead(s): Paul Sugut
In Africa slums and rural areas, many women learn their HIV status through antenatal and childbirth services -- but only 10 percent of women in Nairobi’s Kibera slums receive antenatal care.
This project will improve access to care among HIV-positive women and girls using mobile natal kits (“Mobikits”). These backpacks, powered by solar energy, are equipped with a computer and telemedicine apps to allow health practitioners to diagnose and treat mothers and their babies locally, increasing critical care for HIV-positive women.
Some 300 pregnant HIV-positive women and women intending to get pregnant will be enrolled. In addition to pre- and post-natal services, education sessions will be conducted on healthy pregnancy, healthy eating and nutrition, childbirth and postpartum months, including family planning, breastfeeding, maternal and infant care.