Project #3724

Support AIDS-Affected Households with Food

by Rakai Community Based AIDS Organization
May 26, 2011

Breast feeding mother testifies after support of

RACOBAO with support from global giving supports breast feeding mothers who are PLHIV and are enrolled on Anti Retroviral Therapy.  The mothers who are living with HIV were motivated by availability of Prevention of Mother-To-Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) services in Uganda which support parents with HIV to have children who are HIV negative. However, to achieve PMTCT objectives, good feeding options for both mothers and their children is key in minimizing the risk of HIV transmission from parents to their children.

Nabukeera Annet has story to make her smile.

Nabuukeera Annet (35yrs) with a family of five children was widowed in 2009 after her husband succumbed to HIV&AIDS and left her with a pregnancy of 4 months. Nabuukeera started Antiretroviral treatment as soon as she had started receiving antenatal services from Lyantonde hospital but her main challenge was feeding her family because she was always weak and unable to fed for her family. Nabukeera says: “But what depressed me the more was transmitting HIV to my child during breast feeding,” Nabukeera lamented after having the HIV test results which indicated that her daughter was HIV negative.

 Nabukeera attributes this, to the food support she got from RACOBAO.” After getting rice and maize flour from RACOBAO I was assured of food for my family and this encouraged me to wean off my child and started feeding her on this food”, Nabukeera said. Nabuukera is one of the 300 women being support by RACOBAO with funding from global giving.


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Rakai Community Based AIDS Organization

Location: Lyantonde, NA - Uganda
Project Leader:
Stephen Ssenkima
Lyantonde, Uganda

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