Stop the Cycle of HIV: Support Women and Children!

by Alive Medical Services
Stop the Cycle of HIV: Support Women and Children!
Stop the Cycle of HIV: Support Women and Children!
Stop the Cycle of HIV: Support Women and Children!
Stop the Cycle of HIV: Support Women and Children!
Stop the Cycle of HIV: Support Women and Children!
Stop the Cycle of HIV: Support Women and Children!
Stop the Cycle of HIV: Support Women and Children!
Stop the Cycle of HIV: Support Women and Children!

Project Report | Feb 4, 2022
Eliminating mother to child transmission of HIV

By DR PASQUINE OGUNSANYA | PROJECT LEADER

 

37-year-old Scovia is an HIV-positive mother of 4 children who makes a living selling vegetables along the streets of her neighbourhood in Kampala, Uganda. She learned her HIV status in 2012 while she was pregnant with her first child.
“Before I came to Kampala, I was living in the village with my mother. I needed a lot of assistance since I was a first-time mother, and I was always sickly, and we assumed it was a normal illness. A friend of my mother came to visit, and she got concerned about my situation. We took her through what the situation seemed to be like. She requested my mother for me to come along with her to the city without saying anything concerning her suspicions that I might have contracted HIV and I was showing some signs." Scovia thinks back.
Just like any first-time mother, Ruth was excited to come to the city and probably have her first child born in the city. Since AMS’ Elimination of Mother To Child Transmission of HIV (EMTCT) efforts demonstrate ending mother to child transmission of HIV and ending AIDS as a public health threat, Scovia who was 6 months pregnant was immediately registered for antenatal care and there she was tested for HIV. Her result was positive, the good news is that she was immediately enrolled in care for the safety of her unborn child.
Scovia has been under Alive Medical Services care for 10 years now and she has had all 3 her children discharged from the EMTCT clinic HIV negative and is excited for this last one, as she tells.
"I want to thank all the partners, donors, and everyone who is involved in our wellbeing. Thank you to Alive Medical Services and the entire staff, they treat us the same and all the health workers, it is like they were born and raised from one family." Scovia excitingly declares.
Pregnant women like Scovia infected with HIV are at high risk of transmitting HIV to their infants during pregnancy, during birth, or through breastfeeding. However, the support from partners like GlobalGiving enables Alive Medical Services to eliminate new HIV infections among children in Uganda through the EMTCT program, and ending AIDS as a public threat cannot be accomplished by one single actor alone.

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Alive Medical Services

Location: Kampala - Uganda
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Twitter: @AMSUganda
Project Leader:
Pasquine Ogunsanya
Founder and Executive Director
Kampala , Uganda
$74,313 raised of $85,000 goal
 
386 donations
$10,687 to go
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