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We read..  Only about 6,200 children were born with HIV in Kenya last year, down from a high of 15,000 in 2012. This is a reduction of 58.67 per cent. The new data means the country is on course to eliminate mother-to child transmission of HIV, which now stands at 6.2 per cent.

Mother-to-child transmission accounts for more than 90 per cent of new HIV infections among children, but is entirely preventable if the HIV-positive mothers adhere to antiretroviral treatment.

“If we sustain the momentum then we can completely eliminate transmission to babies by 2021,” said Dr Caroline Olwande, a pharmacist with the National Aids and STI Control Programme


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