New IYCN activities in Kenya

March 2009

An IYCN assessment found that HIV-positive mothers in Kenya are putting their babies at increased risk of HIV infection because they stop exclusive breastfeeding too early. To give children a chance for a healthy life, the IYCN Project is now offering nutritional guidance for HIV-positive mothers in Kenya. In April 2009, the IYCN team will start training health counselors in facilities and making sure infant feeding messages are included in community-based HIV/AIDS programs. IYCN will focus on efforts in Western Province during the first year.

IYCN will present the results of the Kenya assessment at the Global Health Council’s annual meeting in May 2009. Read more.