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Kenya’s HIV programmes steel themselves for elections

NAIROBI, 26 February 2013 (PlusNews) - When violence broke out following the announcement of Kenya’s poll results in 2007, Henry Mwiterere and his family fled to safety shortly before their house, in the Rift Valley town…

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27 Feb 2013

Kenya

Milka*, "You have to let go hiding your HIV status to save your child"

NDHIWA, 2 January 2013 (PLUSNEWS) - Milka*, a 25-year-old HIV-positive mother-of-three, knew through prenatal visits to her local clinic in Ndhiwa District, western Kenya, that feeding her newborn daughter only with breast milk would increase the…

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02 Jan 2013

Kenya

Integration of PMTCT and maternal and child health gets results

NAIROBI/NDHIWA, 19 December 2012 (PLUSNEWS) - Health programmes integrating services for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV into regular maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) clinics, rather than operating PMTCT services as stand-along programmes,…

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19 Dec 2012

Kenya

Exclusive breastfeeding on the rise

NDHIWA, 4 December 2012 (PlusNews) - Kenya has made significant strides in boosting exclusive breastfeeding, even passing a new law banning the promotion of infant formula. Nevertheless, challenges to safe infant feeding - a major part…

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05 Dec 2012

Kenya

Media still need training on HIV

NAIROBI, 1 November 2012 (PLUSNEWS) - Scourge. Plague. Killer disease. All are terms still routinely used by Kenya's media to describe the HIV epidemic more than thirty years after it was first identified. Experts say the…

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01 Nov 2012

Kenya + 2 more

Sex workers need help too

NAIROBI, 19 October 2012 (PLUSNEWS) - In humanitarian emergencies impoverished women may turn to sex work as a way of feeding themselves and their families; without the usual health services and given the often low education…

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19 Oct 2012

Kenya

Study shows HIV stigma a barrier to health facility births

NAIROBI/KISUMU, 10 September 2012 (PlusNews) - When the time came for 24-year-old Jane Atieno to deliver her second child, she sought the services of a traditional birth attendant rather than the local clinic so she wouldn't…

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10 Sep 2012

Kenya

Cash payments reduce risky behaviour

NAIROBI, 7 September 2012 (PlusNews) - Cash transfer programmes not only improve nutrition, education and health benefits for orphans and vulnerable children, but new research now suggest that these programmes can also significantly reduce risky sexual…

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07 Sep 2012

Kenya

Street families miss out on TB, HIV services

NAIROBI, 16 August 2012 (PLUSNEWS) - For three years, Lydia* and her three small children have slept rough on the streets of the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, begging for handouts from passers-by during the day and huddling…

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16 Aug 2012

Kenya

Leah, "I don't want to get to third-line ARVs"

NAIROBI, 2 August 2012 (PLUSNEWS) - An estimated six million HIV-positive Africans are receiving life-prolonging antiretroviral treatment - a critical component in the management and control of HIV infection - but new studies [ http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736%2812%2961038-1/fulltext ]…

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03 Aug 2012

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