WORLD AIDS DAY

[PHOTOS] NMS launches HIV, Aids awareness implementation plan

Data shows that infection among adolescent girls in Nairobi is on the rise.

In Summary

• NMS has reported that the mother to child transmission rate for HIV in Nairobi is 10.1 per cent according to 2020 estimates.

• This is as Nairobi has been marked to have the largest number or cases in the country, with an estimated 167,446 people living with HIV.

Community worker Christian Adhiambo holds a bunch of female condoms during World AIDS Day at Undugu grounds on 1, December 2021. PHOTO/MERCY MUMO
Community worker Christian Adhiambo holds a bunch of female condoms during World AIDS Day at Undugu grounds on 1, December 2021. PHOTO/MERCY MUMO

Every year since 1988, the world celebrates Aids Day on December 1, a day dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection and mourning those who have died of the disease.

Director General NMS Mohamed Badi during the launch of the Nairobi County HIV/AIDS Implementation plan 2020/21-2024/25 and commemoration of World AIDS Day at Undugu grounds in Mathare on 1 December 2021./ MERCY MUMO
Director General NMS Mohamed Badi during the launch of the Nairobi County HIV/AIDS Implementation plan 2020/21-2024/25 and commemoration of World AIDS Day at Undugu grounds in Mathare on 1 December 2021./ MERCY MUMO

The Nairobi Metropolitan Services on Wednesday launched the Nairobi County HIV/AIDS Implementation plan 2020/21-2024/25 and commemoration of World AIDS Day at Undugu grounds in Mathare.

NMS has reported that the mother to child transmission rate for HIV in Nairobi is 10.1 per cent according to 2020 estimates.

Director Health Services NMS Ouma Oluga, Director of Prevention NMS Carol Ngunu, Director General NMS Mohamed Badi during the launch of the Nairobi County HIV/AIDS implementation of 2020/21-2024/25 plan and commemoration of World AIDS Day at Undugu ground in Mathare on 1,December 2021./ MERCY MUMO
Director Health Services NMS Ouma Oluga, Director of Prevention NMS Carol Ngunu, Director General NMS Mohamed Badi during the launch of the Nairobi County HIV/AIDS implementation of 2020/21-2024/25 plan and commemoration of World AIDS Day at Undugu ground in Mathare on 1,December 2021./ MERCY MUMO

This is as Nairobi has been marked to have the largest number or cases in the country, with an estimated 167,446 people living with HIV.

As the globe marks World Aids Day, Badi highlighted data that shows infection among adolescent girls in Nairobi is on the rise.

Peer educator, Catherine Njagi, blows a condom to confirm that it is in good shape during the launch of the Nairobi County HIV/AIDS Implementation plan 2020/21-2024/25 and commemoration of AIDS World Day at Undugu grounds Mathare on 1 December 2021. PHOTO/MERCY MUMO
Peer educator, Catherine Njagi, blows a condom to confirm that it is in good shape during the launch of the Nairobi County HIV/AIDS Implementation plan 2020/21-2024/25 and commemoration of AIDS World Day at Undugu grounds Mathare on 1 December 2021. PHOTO/MERCY MUMO

Badi said HIV still threatens the world despite 40 years since the first Aids cases were reported.

A display of female condoms during World AIDS Day at Undugu grounds on 1, December 2021./ MERCY MUMO
A display of female condoms during World AIDS Day at Undugu grounds on 1, December 2021./ MERCY MUMO

It is estimated that 40 per cent of new HIV infections occurs in adolescents and young persons between ages 15 – 24 years, with more burden felt among adolescents girl and young women, he noted.

The launch of the Nairobi County HIV/AIDS Implementation plan 2020/21-2024/25 at Undugu grounds in Mathare during the commemorate World AIDS Day on 1 December 2021./ MERCY MUMO
The launch of the Nairobi County HIV/AIDS Implementation plan 2020/21-2024/25 at Undugu grounds in Mathare during the commemorate World AIDS Day on 1 December 2021./ MERCY MUMO
Director General NMS Mohamed Badi presenting a bag to a girl during the launch of the Nairobi County HIV/AIDS Implementation plan 2020/21-2024/25 and commemoration of World AIDS Day at Undugu grounds in Mathare on 1 December 2021./ MERCY MUMO
Director General NMS Mohamed Badi presenting a bag to a girl during the launch of the Nairobi County HIV/AIDS Implementation plan 2020/21-2024/25 and commemoration of World AIDS Day at Undugu grounds in Mathare on 1 December 2021./ MERCY MUMO
Director Health Services NMS Ouma Oluga during the launch of the Nairobi County HIV/AIDS Implementation plan 2020/21-2024/25 and commemoration of World AIDS Day at Undugu grounds in Mathare on 1 December 2021./ MERCY MUMO
Director Health Services NMS Ouma Oluga during the launch of the Nairobi County HIV/AIDS Implementation plan 2020/21-2024/25 and commemoration of World AIDS Day at Undugu grounds in Mathare on 1 December 2021./ MERCY MUMO
Rose Gikunda during the launch of the Nairobi County HIV/AIDS Implementation plan 2020/21-2024/25 and commemoration of World AIDS Day at Undugu grounds in Mathare on 1 December 2021./ MERCY MUMO
Rose Gikunda during the launch of the Nairobi County HIV/AIDS Implementation plan 2020/21-2024/25 and commemoration of World AIDS Day at Undugu grounds in Mathare on 1 December 2021./ MERCY MUMO
The Office of the President through Nairobi Metropolitan Services launched the Nairobi County HIV/AIDS Implementation plan 2020/21-2024/25 at Undugu grounds in Mathare during the commemorate World AIDS Day on 1 December 2021./ MERCY MUMO
The Office of the President through Nairobi Metropolitan Services launched the Nairobi County HIV/AIDS Implementation plan 2020/21-2024/25 at Undugu grounds in Mathare during the commemorate World AIDS Day on 1 December 2021./ MERCY MUMO