Home > Progetti > IVORY COST – Fighting the Transmission of Mother-Son HIV Infection in Yamoussoukro

Promoter Entity
AIFUP – Walé

The Walé Medical Centre has been in operation since 2004. In 2010, AIFUP signed an agreement with its partners to implement a plan to improve the health of the population with a priority objective: to combat the progression of AIDS/HIV. Since 2013, Walé has been responsible for the AIDS project in collaboration with the Yamoussoukro Health District.

Health education for low-income mothers through a health training program and nutritional support to help reduce the transmission rate of infants born to HIV-positive women.

The action aims to provide infected mothers with adequate training on the risks and recommended procedures for feeding their children and a nutritional support programme for infants that can reduce the risk of vertical mother-to-child transmission of HIV-1. Preventive measures will be able to improve the disease-free survival of breastfed children, and to combat malnutrition and serious diseases (such as diarrhoea or pneumonia) in non-breastfed children. The programme also includes the provision of milk and cereals to mothers in need.

Target group: 750 patients (mother-child protection, HIV infection, school health)

Harambee contribution: 20,000 Euro