Prenatal Care Pack
Since 2013, over 600 women and their children have benefited from the Purple Slip Campaign.
Fact: 57% of births in Kenya take place at home (source: WHO).
Despite the Kenyan's government efforts to promote the importance of prenatal care and to provide universal access to antiretroviral drugs for women who are HIV-positive, mother-to-child transmission of HIV remains a major problem with an estimated 45,000 children becoming infected every year. In Homa Bay, where Project Humanity works, the HIV rate is in excess of 25% which makes the problem of mother-to-child transmission even more acute.
Our Purple Slip Campaign (PSC) is intended to help address this problem. The premise of the campaign is simple: expectant mothers are encouraged to visit their local hospital or clinic, commit to making three subsequent visits during their pregnancy for regular check-ups and testing, and then deliver their baby in the facility. After the delivery of their baby they are given a Purple Slip pack containing a number of baby items.
There is a significant demand for Purple Slips Packs that we're trying to meet. Initially begun at Tom Mboya Hospital on Rusinga Island, the program has now expanded to Sena Hospital on Mfangano Island, and is being requested at the main hospital in Mbita. We need your support to sustain this proven volunteer and community-driven program.$50.00