Healthy Mum - Healthy Baby is a program dedicated to the nutritional needs of HIV expectant mothers and their babies. In addition to the many challenges HIV positive women face, HIV positive pregnant women endure more challenges ranging from stigma to inability to afford good nutrition.
Apart from providing nutritional items, IHCC staff educates on a full range of topics about motherhood and assist mothers including providing nutritional services. The program continued its path of success with various sessions from January to December 2015.
The number of women participating in the program has increased. Contrary to the previous year, now on average, we have not less than ten (10) women in each session. This was the case for all sessions throughout January to December, accounting for a total of twelve (12) women being on the program. Ten (10) of these women have given birth to healthy bouncing babies, two (2) of them, not yet. We have ten (10) women still on the program.