Nakuru County is making significant milestones in the fight against HIV/AIDS. The county celebrated World AIDS Day by commemorating the graduation of 970 HIV HIV-exposed infants (HEI) across the county. This achievement highlights the effectiveness of interventions aimed at preventing mother-to-child transmission and reflects the county’s dedication to combatting HIV.
The graduation ceremony, held at Bahati Sub-County Hospital, marked a crucial step in Nakuru County’s ongoing efforts to break the cycle of transmission and ensure a healthy start for the youngest members of the community. County Executive Committee Member for Health, Roselyn Mungai, emphasized the importance of this milestone and its alignment with the governor’s commitment to comprehensive healthcare strategies.
Bahati Sub-County Hospital has consistently witnessed the graduation of different cohorts with zero transmission over the past five years, showcasing the success of the healthcare interventions in the area. The graduation ceremony at the facility was graced by the presence of Dr. Atul Gawande, the USAID Assistant Administrator for the Bureau of Global Health, who joined in celebrating the graduation of 54 babies.
Chief Officer for Public Health, Allice Abuki, and Area Member of County Assembly, Hon. Grace Mwathu, also participated in the graduation event, further emphasizing the collaborative efforts and commitment of various stakeholders in the fight against HIV/AIDS in Nakuru County.