GHTC in Kenya: A Photo Journey
This week, the GHTC is in Kenya, meeting with several GHTC members conducting ground-breaking work. Here are some photos from the field:
Kombewa, Kenya - Martha Omondi puts her daughter Mercy Gloria, 3, under a mosquito net to take a nap.
Siaya, Kenya - Fabian Oduor holds his sister Brittany's hand while she receives treatment for Malaria at the Siaya District Hospital in Western Kenya.
Vihiga, Kenya - A mother vaccinates her child with pneumococcal vaccine at Vihiga District Hospital in Western Kenya. The free vaccine, manufactured as a result of donor support via an advance market commitment, is now administered to children under twelve months of age; protecting thousands of children across the country.
Vihiga, Kenya - Festus Chabuga, who is HIV positive, receives ARV's at Vihiga District Hospital. "I feel fortunate I have the drugs. If the drugs were not available, I would have died by now."
Vihiga, Kenya - Rister Kageha, 35, with her baby Sylvia Mboga, who is 14 months, at Vihiga District hospital. Rister learned she was HIV positive a month before she gave birth to her daughter Sylvia. She was put on ARV's in June 2010 and gave birth in July. Her baby was given Nevarapine after birth and is HIV negative.
Kakamega, Kenya - Peter Owiti Motsi, a member of the Elwesero Men's Initiative Support Group, explains how ARV's have transformed his life from one of illness from HIV to health. His children are all negative, and now he is strong, able to farm, and lead a positive productive life. The men's support group helps educate, encourage, and support each other as they live life with HIV.
Rawa, Kenya - Sharon Akinyi Ouma, 27, holds her daughter Winfrey Juma, 16mos, outside their rural home in Western Kenya. Sharon said she was happy to join the TB vaccine trial, because she would be helping children all over Africa.
Kisian, Kenya - Wilfred Murithi, assistant research officer at KEMRI/CDC in Kisian, Kenya, prepares a sample to detect TB resistance to ritampicin, a TB drug.