Quote of the week


by Cynthia Vukets on January 12, 2010

“The child cannot prevent the infection but it can be prevented.”
- Raila Odinga, Kenyan PM, on mother-to-child HIV transmission

Some fun facts:
- 34,000 kids are born HIV-positive in Kenya every year
- about 60 % of Kenyans don’t know their HIV status
- and 200,000 people who need to be on ARV’s aren’t

But the government has a new strategy. The National AIDS Strategic Plan. To halve the number of new infections and reduce HIV-related deaths by 25 % in four years. It’s going to take innovative new approaches, they say. Sort of like this one: