Editor’s note: Part of a special series on the global health workforce, in partnership with the Frontline Health Workers Coalition. Checkout #HealthWorkersCount on Twitter for more from coalition partners. Issue No. 18 of Impact, focusing on the global health workforce, launches next week.
Nestled on the shores of Lake Victoria, Kenya, the Ngegu dispensary is waging a winning war against HIV/AIDS. With support from the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) and fueled by the steadfast commitment of health care workers and the community, the Ngegu dispensary brings HIV services closer to the people who need them most and has made remarkable progress in reducing mother-to-child transmission of HIV.
Between 2010 and the end of 2011, mother-to-child transmission of HIV plummeted from 50 percent to 7 percent in just one year!
This amazing progress is due to the tireless work of the nurses and support staff who make sure every pregnant woman who visits Ngegu has the care and treatment she needs and the support of her community.