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Born to be healthy: prevention of mother-to-child transmission and fight against HIV spread at community level




Aid type

Project-type interventions




€ 430,000
€ 301,000


In order to reach a bigger integration between the public health services for the fight against HIV and the community itself that is able to encourage more access for the pregnant women to the services of the EMTCT program, the Nairobi Metropolitan Service - Directorate of Health promotes and stimulate the support of the Kenya Mentor Mother Program (KMMP). The program includes a services package based on 2 community agents: Mentor Mothers (MMs) who operate in the health facilities and the Community Health Volunteers (CHVs) who operate in the community. They collaborate to promote linkages between the health centres and the communities: to support the clients, to increase the request of the use of the services and to educate in the prevention of HIV transmission mother to child. Following the elaborated and collected data with the competent local authorities, 5 Health Centres have been identified (Kayole1, Dandora2, Eastleigh, Korogocho and Ngomongo Health Centres) of the 4 targeted Sub Counties: Embakasi North, Embakasi West, Kamukunji and Rauraka which need to strengthen the prevention of mother to child HIV transmission and to implement the Kenya Mentor Mother Program. The initiative contributes to increase the access of the services for the prevention of HIV mother to child transmission in the Nairobi County, allowing the increase in the number of HIV positive women who receive ART during pregnancy and/or during labour and delivery and the reduction of the percentage of children with new HIV infections because of the transmission from HIV mother to child. The initiative aims to achieve two results: 1) the strengthening of the prevention mother to child HIV transmission service in the public health centres and the dissemination of it at community level and 2) the expansion of the action to fight the spread of HIV, stigma and discrimination connected to HIV and the community psycho-social and economic support for the people living with HIV. The population that will directly benefit from the activities that contribute to the achievement of the two project results is estimated at 25.270 people. read more close
Year Committed Used
2022 € 430,000 € 301,000


Type Name Channel code
Government AICS - Italian Agency for Cooperation and Development 11000

Channel reported

Type Name Channel code

Project data

  • IATI IDXM-DAC-6-4-012596-01-3
  • Planned start 2022/11/01
  • Planned End 2024/10/31
  • Actual start 2022/11/18
  • Actual end -
  • Bi/Multilateral Bilateral
  • Status Implementation
  • Tied status Untied


  • 12281 - Health personnel development 7.0%
  • 13040 - STD control including HIV/AIDS 72.0%
  • 16064 - Social mitigation of HIV/AIDS 21.0%

Policy markers

  • Gender Equality not targeted
  • Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) not targeted
  • Disability not targeted
  • Nutrition significant objective
  • Aid to Environment not targeted
  • Participatory Development/Good Governance significant objective
  • Trade Development not targeted
  • Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity not targeted
  • Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Framework Convention on Climate Change - Mitigation not targeted
  • Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Framework Convention on Climate Change - Adaptation not targeted
  • Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Convention to Combat Desertification not targeted
  • Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (RMNCH) principal objective


  • 3.3 - By 2030, end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases