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    All mothers and children that arrive at the MCH-FP unit are immediately given vaccinations, anti malarials, antenatal care and offered councelling and testing for HIV. Siaya District Hospital, Nyanza Province, Kenya.

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    Mia Collis

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    Moris George is vaccinated against yellow fever at the Maternal, Child Health and Family Planning Unit (MCH-FP) Siaya District Hospital, Nyanza Province, Kenya.

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    Mia Collis

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    Whilst mothers and children customarily visit the MCH-FP unit, once in a while fathers will bring their children to The Maternal, Child Health and Family Planning Unit. Siaya District Hospital, Nyanza Province, Kenya.

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    Mia Collis

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    Kisumu is the birth place of Obama's father and where his grandmother still resides. The US president visited Nyanza Province when he was still a Senator. A poster hangs on the wall at The Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI/CDC) in Kisumu, Nyanza Province.

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    Mia Collis

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    19 year old Margaret Okoth, who is pregnant, is given a rudimentary HIV test as part of he Maternal, Child Health and Family Planning programme (MCH-FP). Siaya District Hospital, Nyanza Province, Kenya.

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    Mia Collis

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    Kisumu has an HIV prevelance of 14%, almost twice the national average. A counselor sits with Margaret as they wait the result of the HIV test at the MCH-FP, Siaya District Hospital.

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    Mia Collis

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    The HIV testing process is now a very simple user friendly kit that can be done anywhere and in 5 minutes. Kisumu has the highest HIV prevalence in the country. Siaya District Hospital, Nyanza Province, Kenya.

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    Mia Collis

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    Margaret tests negative for HIV. And leaves with a look of relief. In July alone, 140 women were tested in the same room and 24 of them left testing HIV positive. (MCH-FP)Siaya District Hospital, Nyanza Province, Kenya.

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    Mia Collis

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    At the MCH-FP there are 6 rooms/units which the different departments conduct their care from. Room 5 (pictured) deals with antenatal care, prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV and a few other services. Siaya District Hospital, Nyanza Province, Kenya.

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    Mia Collis

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    Tristan McConnell speaks to a 'mothers 2 mothers' group at Nyanza Provisional General Hospital. mothers2mothers (m2m) offers a model of care that provides education and support for pregnant women and new mothers living with HIV.

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    Mia Collis

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    Weekly meetings are held for the mothers2mothers (m2m) group. A model of care that provides education and support for pregnant women and new mothers living with HIV. Nyanza Provisional General Hospital.

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    Mia Collis

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    Weekly meetings are held for the mothers2mothers (m2m) group. A model of care that provides education and support for pregnant women and new mothers living with HIV. Nyanza Provisional General Hospital.

    Credit:

    Mia Collis