One.org Features “These community health workers are changing lives, one mom at a time”

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One.org Features “These community health workers are changing lives, one mom at a time”

Lwala Community Alliance was featured in a guest blog on One.org on May 27, 2016.

No pregnant mother wants to pass HIV to her unborn child. Deborah Achieng, a farm worker and mother of four, is no different.

Deborah first suspected something was wrong when her weight dropped when she was two months pregnant. A trained Community Health Worker (CHW) from Lwala Community Alliance visited her at home as a part of our Thrive thru 5 program (supported by Ronald McDonald House Charities, Izumi Foundation, Health eVillages, Real Medicine Foundation, and The Charitable Foundation). Deborah followed up on their encouragement to visit the Lwala hospital, where she was tested for HIV. If positive, Deborah would then have access to antiretroviral (ARV) medicine and antenatal education to drastically reduce the odds of transmitting the virus to her unborn child.

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