Integrated Community Based Initiatives (ICOBI)

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Project Goals:


The overarching goal is to contribute towards the improvement of child survival through increasing the uptake of prevention of mother to child HIV transmission services and providing care and support to infected parents and children using home based community strategies.

Project Objectives:


The overall objective of this project is to contribute towards the improvement of child survival through increased uptake of Prevention of mother to child HIV transmission (PMTCT) services and providing care and support to infected parents and their families using community based and family centered strategies.

The following are the strategic project objectives:

  1. To promote innovative community based primary prevention of HIV through mobilization and referral of pregnant women and their spouses for counseling and testing at the health facilities.
  2. To prevent un-intended pregnancies among women living with HIV by promoting use of modern contraceptives and other family planning strategies.
  3. To reduce HIV transmission from pregnant or lactating women living with HIV to their babies by referring them for appropriate ART prophylaxis for PMTCT as well as other strategies.
  4. To mobilize women living with HIV and their families for Care, Treatment and Support.
  5. To enhance advocacy, capacity building and behavior change communication for community PMTCT services.