Graduating HIV Exposed Infants on World AIDS Day
Written by Ruth Magak
Today, Nakuru celebrates the graduation of 970 HIV Exposed Infants (HEI). This achievement represents a significant stride in the collective efforts to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV contributing to the great agenda of eliminating HIV in children by 2027.
Each graduate signifies a triumph over a critical health challenge, an accomplishment that fills our hearts with pride and hope.
The graduation of HEI signifies a triumph over the challenges of mother-to-child HIV transmission, emphasizing the County’s efforts to create “A Healthy County“.
This accomplishment is a testament to H.E. Governor Susan Kihika’s continuous efforts in building a robust healthcare system that prioritizes the well-being of Nakuru residents.
It also reflects the collaborative efforts of healthcare professionals, community advocates, and strategic partnerships like USAID Tujenge Jamii and the National Government in combating this pandemic.
Nakuru County remains committed to sustaining these gains, working collectively to prevent new HIV infections, end teenage pregnancies and build a future free from the impact of HIV/AIDS.
Nakuru County recognizes that sustaining these health gains requires continuous efforts and innovation.
“We remain steadfast in our commitment to preventing new HIV infections, improving healthcare infrastructure, and facilitating community awareness,” said Roselyn Mungai, County Executive Committee Member for Health during the graduation at Bahati Sub County Hospital.
“The graduation of HEI is not the end but a milestone that propels us forward in our pursuit of a healthier, HIV-free community,” she said.