Today is World AIDS Day. Learn more about progress made over the past 5 years to reduce new infections and AIDS-related deaths! If you have been following FieldNotes over the past weeks, we hope you have enjoyed learning about the journey of Mirriam, a mother in Zambia who has helped protect her son from HIV using PMTCT, or prevention of mother-to-child transmission.
This mother and son live in Zambia’s rural Samfya District. Even before he was born, baby Peter was at risk of acquiring HIV. Mirriam had just one hope for protecting him. This is their story.
Even after all the gains the Child Survival Revolution has made, the equivalent to every American child under 5-years old living east of the Mississippi River dies in developing countries every year. Putting a stop to that should be a priority.
Mirriam Chongo and her baby Peter live in Zambia, where investment in HIV testing, care and prevention has made great progress. Having learned that she is HIV positive and pregnant, Mirriam is following the necessary steps to protect her son from the virus. Here’s a look at the challenges they face over Peter’s first year staying HIV-free.
We spent the final day of our visit to Ethiopia at the Hilina Enriched Foods Plant aka Peanut Heaven (to us)! As you’re all very aware, the Horn of Africa is currently experiencing the worst humanitarian crisis of our lifetime, and we were able to see up close and personal the extensive (yet very efficient) process to create one of the greatest innovations in the ready-to-use therapeutic feeding space, Plump’y Nut!
Yesterday we introduced you to Mirriam Chongo and her baby Peter. Mirriam lives in Zambia, where investment in HIV testing, care and prevention has made great progress. Having learned that she is HIV positive and pregnant, Mirriam is following the necessary steps to protect her son from the virus. Here’s what happens when Peter turns 6 weeks old.